Monday, June 27, 2011
Musing Mondays # 2
This week’s musing asks…
Have you ever read a book that inspired you to take up a cause? What book was it, and what is/was the cause?
The Diary of a young Girl : Anne Frank would have to be the most influential book that caused me to take up a cause. I remember specifically when I first read the book in 8th grade. I was not overly interested in reading the book when it was given as an assignment. I thought to myself "Who wants to read this 1900s something Diary anyway?" . I was wrong . Everyone was reading the book and I decided to pop it open to see what really was inside...
It talked about a girl name Anne who was Jewish girl during the Holocaust period. It talks about her ups and downs describe Anne a real Jewish girl. Reading that book I felt so close to her. IT hurt that something like the Holocaust could happen in our society. I hate to admit I was upset and cried when I found out the end. It would have been ok ( or maybe not) if the book was fictional but it was about a real girl, a girl like me. Anne experienced everything all while being persecuted for her religion. I hoped that nothing like that would ever happen again . I made a promise to myself I should not ever judge anyone based on the looks, race, or religion. To have an open mind to everything .
From that time I have always followed by that rule in my heart.