“So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference." Steve Jobs ~ As I shared at our workshop on Thursday night, I wouldn't change a thing about my journey of anxiety and chronic pain, because it's lead me to this point. Launching my own business, living a life where I can prioritise my mental and physical health and where I can wax lyrical about my passion for all things wellness all day, every day. And hopefully make a difference. ~ Post-traumatic growth is a beautiful thing, as is being able to look back and finally make sense of the dots 💫 ~ What seemingly negative dot led you somewhere magical?
This book is about almost everything; #death, #life, #suffering, #pain, #war, #ignorance, #absurdism, #destiny, #hope, and #religion. I believe the whole book can be summarized into these two quotes: “I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.” / “But what does it mean, the plague? It’s life, that’s all.” --- Here are a few more quotes from the book which I find worth pondering over: "The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Our citizens work hard, but solely with the object of getting rich. Their chief interest is commerce, and their chief aim in life is, as they call it, 'doing business.'" --- "Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise." --- "Many continued hoping that the epidemic would soon die out and they and their families be spared. Thus they felt under no obligation to make any change in their habits, as yet. Plague was an unwelcome visitant, bound to take its leave one day as unexpectedly as it had come." --- “The bacillus Plague never dies or vanishes entirely, that it can remain dormant for dozens of years in furniture or clothing, that it waits patiently in bedrooms, cellars, trunks, handkerchiefs and old papers and perhaps the day will come when, for the instruction or misfortune of mankind, the plague will rouse its rats and send them to die in some well-contented city." --- My rating: 4/5. #existentialism#albertcamus#theplague#lapeste#frenchbook#philosophical#book#bookreview#france🇫🇷 #طاعون#آلبر_کامو