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Food For Thought...Another Sticky Note [Jul. 10th, 2013♦11:50 pm]

My book club just finished reading The Happiness Project (I totally recommend getting this book from the library btw. Not everyone in my book club enjoyed it but I think everyone can get something from this novel) and we've been sharing ideas about what makes us happy.Or rules that we personally live by. Anyhow, one girl's particularly struck me: Don't be over loyal.

Don't Be Over Loyal.

She meant it as a all encompassing term. If you don't enjoy a book -don't finish it. If a friendship that you have worked on no longer benefits you -rethink it. If something you previously enjoyed doing something that no longer brings you joy -don't do it.

It's an interesting idea because I think people have always been taught that being loyal is a good thing. I feel like I am loyal to a lot of things: people, books, tv shows, fandoms to an extent, Lego. I want to still like everything that brought me joy a few years ago. I want to be loyal to the idea of being loyal.

Do you know how hard it is for me to not-finish a book that I have started but am not particularly enjoying? I think there are only three books total that I have never finished...and I fully plan on finishing The Two Towers someday....just not anytime soon.

Don't Be Over Loyal.



[User Picture]From: jesusphreaq
2013-07-12 12:10 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree about the books. This year I think I've abandoned a third of the books I've started. Life is too short to read mediocre books, I say! :)
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