I finally finished David Copperfield!

Instead of reading captivating “easy read” books,

I always opt for old classics, 10 cm’s thick en typed in a font that is so small it is nearly illegible.

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Although I love books and like reading, I don’t get make much time for reading. I started reading Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield about two years ago and every once in a while I read a few pages, got busy with other stuff and then read a few more pages. I read other books in between, but I only finished David Copperfield earlier this week. It’s a good book, but I expected something different…I mean, it is such a well known classic. I guess I should take in consideration the time in which it was written. Back then, there wasn’t that much reading material yet. A plain, straight forward story line where all loose ends are tied up and a story with a typical happy ending were more than enough to satisfy literate people. What I did like a lot is the style in which the book was written. I think that if a writer and someone of another occupation should write exactly the same story. but using their own words, the “non-writer’s” book would probable about 10 pages, and the writer’s about 500. Charles Dickens described every scene, every person, every emotion, every location and everything else in so much detail that sometime I just had to stop to appreciate that.

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So....I really believe that I’m not the only person feeling this way. Like Lucius Annaeus Seneca  put it: "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." And that's exactly my problem...I have no idea where I want to be. I’m content in the moment, but is constantly restless about the future. I have too much of a hunger for success and fulfillment to just leave it there, but never in my life have I had a clear picture of where I want to be. Therefore I want to make life about the journey. I want to appreciate life for what it is, and not let the small things pass me by without noticing them. For the "where do I want to be?"...maybe I will find out along the way.
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