We have read and taught about being compassionate and empathetic, but have we ever practiced it?
This book takes us on a journey to help us understand what’s it like to be in another person’s shoes. We judge and remark on others, little do we know about how they feel or think, why they act the way they do.
We only question their sanity. We only criticize them.
The novel ‘It Ends With Us’ by Colleen Hoover opens us to yet another level of maturity. Gandhiji once said,”Hate the wrong deed, and not the doer.” Similar words are articulated by Dr.Ryle Kincaid and they echo till the end of the novel. But is it easy to hate the deed but not the doer?
I don’t know the answers but I do know that I recommend this book to every girl on the planet as it really opens you up to a whole new world, a world where the lines between good and bad, right and wrong blurry. So read it and remember to always remember the take away from this book.
Even if you don’t have a ‘Atlas’ waiting for you, remember to never adjust your self dignity.
I know nobody is perfect and we have to accept people as they are but girls out there NEVER EVER ACCEPT that it is okay for anyone to hit you. IT IS NOT OKAY. And it definitely has to end with us.No one should face what Lily Bloom or her mother faced. NO ONE!!
PS: I’m fortunate enough to have never faced this but then I’ve always lived a very protected life. But I strongly believe that hitting women or verbally abusing them is not an option.