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In World Religions and now this class I have been fortunate enough to read several books by Harold Kushner. I appreciate being exposed to Harold Kushner because I have learned a lot about myself through these books. He writes easy to well books with clear intentional writing. I never feel as though I do not understand what he is trying to tell me. This book is about overcoming disappointments. There are a few high points to highlight throughout the book. Kushner used examples from Moses to talk about how to cope with our frustrations. Initially, I did not understand how Moses was the example he used but as I read and reflected on the many stories of Moses, it became clear to me. Yet again Kushner has given me something I can use in my life. The lesson I wanted to lead with is not to expect requited actions. This…

Being in control of your life is a tough task and is not for the faint of heart. It takes facing hard truths and opening yourself up to criticism. A good place to start learning how to be better at being yourself is through reading and learning from other people. As you all may know, I am finishing my bachelor’s degree and in one of my classes this semester I was required to read a book called The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander & Rosamund Stone Zander. This book talked about a number of ways to change your approach to life but one that stuck out to me the most is “Being the Board.” The idea of “Being the Board” is what the Zanders called the hardest of the principles to learn but the most important. The Art of Possibility was written by Benjamin Zander who is a conductor…