James Jayrold J. Deocariza
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
An image of never ending soaring to fulfill dreams is what registers on my head everytime I think of what happened in this very inspiring story. Soaring up high beyond limitations just to reach your dreams, even if you fall several times, you just need to continue and start from scratch until you reach your goal and find perfection on it. That is the ultimate goal for humans, for me...
“Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable about the importance of making the most of our lives, even if our goals run against to the norms of our tribe or neighbourhood or society. This books reveals the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull , an ordinary seagull who is more interested to know about flying then just eating fish. , he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying Soon his parents grow worried that why he can’t be like other in the Flock, leaving low flying to albatross.”
"I don't mind being bone and feathers, mom. I just want to know what I can do in the air and what I can't, that's all. I just want to know." ~discouraging Jonathan on the 1st part of the story (I see this as a challenge).
Challenges make us think we are weak but aren’t challenges made to be accomplished? Any kind of challenge pushes us to strive harder. Without a challenge, life is boring and will be non sense. If everything is perfection to reached, there will be no tough man. With it, he cannot raise our heads proudly and shout
“HEY! I DID IT! HORRAAYY!!!”
“Though Jonathan failed many times, got discouraged and tried to conform, the passion, fire in his belly, and the drive to be better, forced him to try harder. Being a very introspective gull, he would deconstruct to determine what he did and make improvements. One day he went too far, so thought the Council Gathering who summoned him to "Stand to Center for Shame." Jonathan was banished...