Monday, November 24, 2014

A Million Little Pieces

I was walking around Malleshwaram 8th cross with my mum and saw a book sale going on. So obviously I had to go in and pick up few. My mum started looking around for recipe and kids books for my niece and I was looking for Fiction/Non Fiction ones. I just looked at the book "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey and something about it made me buy it even without reading a bit at the back of the book. Maybe it was the cover. I picked it up along with few more and came home.

Its about James Frey and how he beats his addiction to Alcohol, Crack and lot of things. I was shocked the entire time. Took me three days to read it and all three days i was shocked to know that someone could go through all this and survive. Oh my god. I felt so bad for everything he had to come across but the same time felt angry that someone could choose to live with any kind of addiction even while knowing well enough how bad it is for you. In this book, It presses on the subject that nothing can beat your determination, Not any addiction, nobody. The part where James talks about how no program and therapy can get him out of it other than himself was just amazing. He knew very well what he got himself into. Later he knew very well how to get out as well. But the in between part where he got into lot of trouble and woke up injured very badly was sad to read about.

Just after i was done with this one, I looked up for his second book "My Friend Leonard" and saw that its the continuation. So obviously i am gonna read it next. But there were few things I came across while reading about James Frey today and should say i am a bit angry. I read that it was proved that lot of things in the book "A Million Little Pieces" were fabricated and even Oprah interviewed him regarding this. This kinda makes me angry at the author if its true.

Anyways this is not going to stop me from reading his other books. Lets see how it goes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Game of Doors

When one door closes, Another opens. This is what I've heard for the past so many years. Is it really how it happens in life? I mean there are instances where this has happened to me. But not all the time. Or am i not able to recognize the new door being opened? If so, how can we do it? Its obvious that when one door closes, We are shattered, angry and lose hope in everything. So if the concept of new door being opened is true, shouldn't we be able to realize the door being opened just so we can start feeling better.

Also we have no idea what exactly the new door brings us right? We might not really want that and would like to have something else. Shouldn't we get what's required? I'm still thinking a lot on this. Obviously i won't have all the answers.

As an example, lets imagine that our career falls horribly apart and same time you fall in love with someone. So its true that a door closed and a door opened. After few days, your relationship goes bad and find a great job. So you see what I'm trying to talk about here? Its crazy. Are we programmed by God in such a way that we just can't have everything fall into right place and stay that way? I mean doesn't He want us happy? Or He wants to see us happy for a short time and give them something bad to handle. Hmm.. This is not nice at all.

But i also know that we cannot learn the true value of happiness unless we know what sorrow is.

OK. I'm back to my thinking mode and will write more if possible.