“I ask myself: are defeats necessary?
Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for our dream, we have no experience and make many mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”—The Alchemist
I didn’t write about this book at first because I figured that everyone I know had already read it (yes, it is that awesome); however, I went home for a visit last week and saw that my Mom had borrowed it from the library. So, in the spirit of Mother’s Day yesterday, the fact that people are still visiting libraries regularly, and this amazing book, this week is dedicated to The Book of Awesome.
"Imagine waking up tomorrow and discovering that all the world’s ink had become invisible and all our bytes had disappeared. Our world would immediately crumble. Literature, music, law, politics, science, math: Our culture is an edifice built of externalized memories."