Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates,
I’m Lam Ka Ying from Class 4D. Today, I’m going to share with you a book that has inspired me immensely.
This book is called Choices, which is a self-improvement book. The writers, McManus and Skidmore, have collected a large series of personal stories in this book, including tales of career changes, improved diets, family decisions, and romantic relationships.
This book tells me about the importance of change in a particular area of life and illustrates it through real-life accounts of struggle and triumph. For example, in one section, a woman reflects on her decision to separate from an abusive mother; this painful process, she learned, was crucial to her ability to lead a healthy, productive and stable life. In another chapter, a man discovers that he must change his diet in order to prevent health problems compounded by years of unhealthy, sedentary behavior. Indeed, it is hard for me to leave my comfort zone to make changes. From the stories, I have learnt that changes can be good and make our lives more fruitful.
What’s more, the stories vary in depth and severity, making this a great book for readers looking to improve either large or small areas of their lives. Choice, as the authors explain, is the most important tool that one has to design one’s own existence. Although the book does take on a repetitive rhythm, with each new theme followed by short examples, the stories are varied enough to keep things fresh and engaging. One chapter, for instance, discusses deepening one’s social connections by having in-depth conversations with the people one meets in such settings as volunteer organizations or educational classes. Specifically, the authors suggest straying from the topic that brought you together with others in order to find out more about their lifestyles and interests. It’s only through such fearless exploration, that bonds can grow. Although not every chapter will speak to every reader, the book supplies something for everyone.
Personally, I think it’s a highly conversational self-help book that successfully assist people to make positive decisions in their lives. So I recommend this book to all of you since we always encounter different situations that we need to make a choice which may affect our prospects and this book can help us to make the best choice based on some necessary conditions.