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[1: 652 of 10,000] Took Me 2 Years 8 Months 2 Days To Finish This Book

In Review on June 9, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I finally finished Barack Obama’s “Dreams From My Father” autobiography today after 2 years 8 months and 2 days since I purchased and started reading it exactly on March 4, 2010. That’s the longest time that took me to finish a book that I intentionally purchased and decided to finish. I do have books I’ve totally abandoned.

What took me that long? I’ve been preoccupied about much important things and can’t spare a lot of time to sit down and read it.

As much as I can I read some pages. I have to admit that I am curious to know Barack’s past and thoughts. There were few slow pages that made me pause longer. It was filled with ideal words, truths about life’s painful reality, and ended with a nice story that begins a whole new history.

It is inspiring and reminded me of the TV series Jack & Bobby; imagine this man who has experienced so much questions and quite a lot of turns has soon became the first American-African US President eventually. It’s a great read.

[1: 401 of 10,000] When You Fall in the Trap of Listening Too Much Criticism – Remember This Tale

In Article on October 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM

You probably heard the old tale about the “The Miller, His Son and The Donkey” but if not here is a quick summary:

  1. The miller together with his son traveled to the market to sell their donkey.
  2. On their journey, they decided to walk beside the donkey and they were criticized for not riding it.
  3. When the father gets on, he is mocked for making his young son walk.
  4. When the son rides, he is blamed for making his elderly father on foot.
  5. When both ride, they are berated for overburdening the animal.
  6. Finally, the father and son carried the donkey while passing a bridge, when people saw this they laughed and the commotion scared the donkey that eventually leads its masters to drop it off the bridge and it died.

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