Yes, dear friend you heard it right. A book can change a person’s life.
Take the example of mine.A boy of shattered hope and drowned with depression. So much so that I often lose any hope to live, though never thought to commit suicide.
Actually not many years ago I realized that I was suffering from OCD (Obsessive Cumulative Disorder). In my case, I am inclined to lose in thoughts. A thought continuously comes to your mind, you cannot come out from that thought. A situation becomes grim and awes when you cannot able to concentrate on your study, eating, sleeping even breathing.
The particular thought pierces you again and again which you can’t drive away.
I was shattered and asked help from my parents to consult a doctor. But they did not understand my condition and thought that the hormonal change in the youth has caused that unconventional behavior.
I went to college with these monstrous thoughts crawling in my mind all the time. I could not sleep at night. I shivered in winter, sweated in summer but it followed and haunted me everywhere. My self-confidence became nil and I was afraid to face the life.
Then I got the book and things began to change. Not in an instant though, but gradually it did. And the book which changed my life is “Stop worrying and start living”, by Dale Carnegie.
It is quite amazing that I was inclined towards books from my childhood. But this book really became part of my life. I read it again and again. It becomes my Gita, Bible, Quran, Tripitaka, you name it. It changed my life from depressed and doomed to a wonderful, happy life. Though I am not very much famous or wealthy, I am happy with my inner self and positive in my attitude.
With these words, I sum up for today. Please do comment and share if you find it interesting and helpful in any way. See you soon.