"Most history books focus on the ideas of great thinkers, the bravery of warriors, the charity of saints and the creativity of artists. They have much to tell about the weaving and unraveling of social structures, about the rise and fall of empires, about the discovery and spread of technologies. Yet they say nothing about how all this influenced the happiness and suffering of individuals."Although not focused on the issue of happiness, Sapiens is definitely a different kind of history book. It deals not with events, weapons, specific military conquests, politicians, great thinkers or prophets. Mr Harari brings in a new kind of history book, a book which sees history from a millennial perspective.For me, Sapiens is probably the book that influenced the most my view of reality. Probably the biggest revelation for me was when it compared ideologies, such as capitalism, socialism or feminism to religions. The book actually made me consider the fact that there is no general good or evil, morality, ethics or purpose of someone's life. Each ideology/religion make people live in a common imagined reality: people having equal rights is only a way to establish order in society, the same as individuals having to respect their parents. Whether these imagined orders are good or bad depends on the circumstances and the criteria, but in most cases it's up to each person and society to establish what is good and what is bad.Of course, the book analyzes much more topics, such as the agricultural revolution hoax, why did the Scientific Revolution started in Europe, the lack of justice in history and even the contrast between the success of domestic animals at a species level and their tragedy at individual level.I recommend this book to anyone who feels ready to question their own beliefs, it will definitely give you something to think about. I do not recommend it to very religious persons, nationalists, feminists or ardent democrats, because it's unlikely they will enjoy a book that attacks their fundamental creeds.