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I was reading Richard Bach one July 5th. Lying on the Fulton Street Beach in Chicago, I came across a passage that said something like, "You have worked your entire life to get to where you are right now. Was it worth it?" My heart carreened against my ribcage, I couldn't draw breath. It was that type of moment. I began studying for my GREs, which I took in October. By January I was sitting in my first class at Kellogg, on my way to receiving my MBA. I never looked back.
This classic book is a quick-read that lifts my spirits and my outlook on life no matter how many times I read it. Whenever I can, I stop by a "Half-Price Books" or similar store and clean them out of every copy they have. Whenever someone I care about is going through hell, I give them a copy. It is not a religious book. It does not favor any belief. It does, however, put life into perspective, comfort the reader, and most of all, inspire him or her. It's amazing what one little seagull can do.