This book was mainly about how our actions, whether directly or indirectly, effect those around us, in one way or another. It revolved around the idea that everything in this life is interlinked and how everything we do or don’t do, say or don’t say, affects someone else’s life and not necessarily someone we met or might ever meet for that matter!
For years now, I was so interested in finishing that book to see what the end was going to be like… Finally, I lost interest!
A few days ago, I heard that a new book was published after that one, called: “The Five People You Meet in Hell”!!! Ironic, isn’t it!
This world, this life, our existence, it is based on mere irony! Fake moments of happiness, few hints of temporary satisfaction, tiny specs of unjustified hopes and many splintered dreams…
In fact, it is true that everything we do does and will definitely affect someone else’s life… This effect maybe positive or negative, but it is essentially existent and truly valid!
Think about this: everyone in this world will pay, at one point or another, for someone else’s mistakes! There is no getting out of it or escaping from it!
On the political level: we, the citizens of any country we reside in, pay for our government’s mistakes…
On the social level: we, as daughters or sons, pay for our parents’ or other relatives’ mistakes… Whether it be the mistake of our parents’ wrong choice of a partner or a relative’s stupid behavior which will inflict irreparable harm to our being…On the work level: we, as employees, pay for our boss’s mistakes! Or we just pay for the mistakes any employees before us had committed!
On the emotional level: someone, who will come after the damage is done and our souls no longer exist, and will pay for the mistakes those before him/her had made and caused us to be the “cruel, insensitive, careless wrecks” we have become!
On the friendship level: we, as friends, pay for the negligence of other friends and the hard times our friends go through due to all of the aforementioned levels!
All I wonder about right now is this: where do we meet all these people at the end: in heaven or in hell? Isn’t it harsh to condemn someone to a crime that might have been a reaction to another crime? Maybe all those who harmed us have been mere victims of someone else’s mistakes along this long and dreadful road called life!!!!