I came to know of the 30 day book challenge from my friend Bindu, who posted it in a group on Facebook. To talk of books is brilliant. My friends tease me that I might run out of space for the books I buy to read. That doesn’t really stop me from buying those books that appeal to me a lot.
Day 8 – Most Overrated Book
Friends have recommended many books to me, ones that they have loved and they think I would too. I’ve never been that interested in self-help books, but there are some that I’ve come to love, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” being one of them. However, the book that had come most recommended was The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I was told that the book was very helpful in life. It was with an open mind that I took a copy of the book from my friend and began to read it.
To be frank, there are things worth reading, and implementing in life, things that inspire, like the Ask-Believe-Receive concept. However, I felt that the book didn’t look at life practically. It says like attracts like, so think positive and not negative. But we don’t enter into a venture thinking negatively. Yet there are chances that the venture might not go as well as we wanted it to. Life isn’t always black and white, you know. There are other “concepts” that seem absolutely dumb looking at the big picture.
The “secrets” also didn’t feel like “secrets” to me. I think most of us know it at some level. This book has a lot of fans worldwide. I don’t question their reasons. It worked for them. It didn’t for me. I didn’t understand the hype about it either.
(15th November 2014)