Death is something that’s inevitable, and sooner or later, finds us. We hope we are at peace when it seeks us out, but that’s not always the case. No matter who we are, the news that our time in this wonderful world will soon be at an end affects us, and those who value us in life.
I love finding books to read. There are certain times when the book finds me. When I read a category for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018, this book somehow popped into my mind. I’m not sure it would have otherwise.
The past has many things we may wish to forget, but difficult to do so. And some just cannot be forgotten, because that part of history has not affected just one person. To read about those after a long time, triggers those memories.
“If you do not know where you come from, then you don’t know where you are, and if you don’t know where you are, then you don’t know where you’re going.” – Terry Pratchett
Books on history haven’t thrived in my bookshelf, or in my reading for that matter. The genre hasn’t been one I have loved. This book was an exception for two reasons. Firstly, it was written by a friend, and secondly, it was about the land I am from.
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Sweeney.
Growing up, we always look at someone to inspire us, to show us the path to walk on, but not how to walk on it. At first, it might be someone very dear to us, like our parents or a teacher. As we get to know stories of leaders, we try to follow in their footsteps.
Once past the college life, we’re said to be entering the ‘real world’. In a way, that is true. Even in college, we’d have retained some semblance of childhood, when in reality we’re well on our way to that ‘real world’. For anyone in the corporate/professional world, the first order of business would be getting a boss, I suppose. That’s a change we’re to embrace. Up until then, we did not have anyone telling us what to do (parents don’t count) and we were headed somewhere, not led somewhere. Through the corporate/professional life, the bosses keep changing. As the author himself says in the early parts of this book, there’s even a chance that we imbibe some of his/her qualities. For one who keeps shifting between different companies, there’d be an idea of what the boss is like. Through this book, Sibichen introduces the reader to many kinds of bosses.