Book report - The Present: The Secret to Enjoying Your Work And Life,Now! Nakita Chui S2E (16)

The Basic INFORMATION of "The present"
Author: Spencer Johnson
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • ISBN: 9789553817959
  • No. of pages: 109
  • Genre: Psychology
The Summary

This story is about a young man's journey to become an adult. The wise old man tells him that he has a mysterious and elusive Present but he needs to search for it. This Present is the most valuable gift a person can receive because it is the one thing that doesn’t change in changing times.

As the young boy is growing up, he still can't find his Present. So he goes back to ask the wise old man to help him find his Present, but the wise old man tells him that only he has the power to find his own Present. No one can help him. So the young man embarks on a worldwide search for his mysterious Present but he still can't find it.

After the young man has searched high and low. He doesn't give up to find his Present. In the end he finds his Present and he really can find it. He feels happier than ever after.

The quotes that inspireD Me
You cannot change the past, but you can learn from it. When the same situation arises, you can do things differently and become happier and more effective and successful today.

I agree to this quote because I also think that the past is the past. You can just review your mistakes. I also have an experience which can support this quote. When I was young I always took part in the piano competitions. I might lose but I didn't give up and reviewed my mistakes and did it better in the next competition. Till now, I can perform well in playing the piano although I don't join any piano competitions.

Help create the future. When you want to make the future better than the present. Imagine what a wonderful future would look like. Make a realistic plan. Do something today to help it happen.

I agree on it. Just like what we are doing now. We are planning future and now we are preparing our good future so we need to study more, ask more and learn more. Then we can have a better future than what we are expected.

The message behind the book

The author wanted to encourage us not to be afraid of facing the past difficulties. But the past has already past. If you always escape from the reality you won't be successful because you can't learn from your mistakes but if you face them you will have sine unanticipated results. Also you can't find your Present blindly because you can't enjoy the process of finding it.

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