19 May 2013
Building Character Book Review
“Do not be satisfied until you have put yourselves into that atmosphere where you can seize and hold onto the very highest and most beautiful things that can be got out of life.” It is surprising how much you can judge a book by its cover. Building Character would never be a book that I would pick up to read, ever. This book took place a very long time a go and even though our world has changed and times are different the values have not changed. It’s a timeless book that could be used four hundred years from now and still have great value to it. It is such a strong willed book with so much heart and soul into it. Some of the material cant really be applied to modern life today, but most of it I caught myself learning valuable lessons from it. And to me that is what a good book is, when you learn lessons without expecting it. Booker T. Washington gave a lot of powerful lessons but the most important is to be the best you, you can possibly be and when you think you’re the best there is always something you can do to improve.
Building Character was all about self improvement, looking at life from the other side and to keep pushing forward. Brooker T. Washington addressed that in the beginning and he kept his word throughout the whole book that was his main point. He ventured off a little bit here and there but throughout most of it he stuck to it. Almost every chapter was filled with really important and crucial information but there were a few that really stood out to me, and sort of spoke to me and I thought of myself and how beneficial the change would be for me.
I think that the first chapter is actually one of the most powerful chapters and conveys the overall message of the book the best. I talks about the two sides of life the dark side and the light side the dark being the negative where everything is not good enough and the light being the positive and taking everything is as some sort of...