Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story

"Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story" by Richard Bach. Jonathan is a different seagull. And because of that he is banished from his flock and everybody wonder what is wrong with him.
"There is more to life than eating, or fighting, or power in the flock...Our purpose of living is to find that perfection."

For Jonathan learn how to fly is more important than eat and the flock. He wants to fly and improve it, do his best. He even goes do another world with another seagulls like him so he can learn more. And than he come back to his original world to teach what he had learned to his flock. 
He finds out that the purpose of life is find the perfection.To find that perfection we have to learn. Learning takes time and patient, the mistakes are part of the process.
I think bringing that to our life is hard. What the book says is more important learn to live a full life. Enjoy your life stead of doing what you are supposed to or what is "normal". At the same time you have to be kind enough to share what you had learned, in this way make everybody around you have a happy life. In the process of teaching and learning you'll find what is good in everybody around you.

"Like everything else, Fletcher. Practice." By morning the Flock had

forgotten its insanity, but Fletcher had not. "Jonathan, remember what you
said a long time ago, about loving the Flock enough to return  to  it  and
help it learn?"
"a hunger for learning  that grew every lesson..." 

"Oh, Fletch, you don't love that! You don't love hatred and evil,  of
course. You have to practice and see the real gull, the good in every  one
of them, and to help them see it in themselves.  That's  what  I  mean  by
love. It's fun, when you get the knack of it."
" He spoke of very simple things - that it is right for a guil to  fly,

that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against
that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation
in any form."

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