In Greek tragedy destiny was regarded as an inexorable force human beings could not defeat no matter how hard they fought. In his book, “Everything Will Be All Right”, Douglas Wallace shows readers that one’s life doesn’t have to end in tragedy just because the environment one was born in seems to dictate a certain destiny. We have the power to change things, to make the right choices, and to become who we want to be, not who our family and society tells us we should be. This is an inspirational book that will make you look at life and destiny differently because, by reading it, you will understand that you can create your own path.
To say that Douglas Wallace had a difficult childhood would be an understatement. He and his seven siblings barely survived in a neighborhood where murder, violence, alcoholism and poverty swallowed everyone. Every day his parents sank deeper into this misery and despair, and their children with them. The only one who refused to remain poor was Douglas, who found comfort in meditation and prayer, and was determined enough to do everything it took to get out of this visious circle and build a completely different life for himself.
As the author says, there is a culture of poverty, a certain behavior that is difficult to fight against once one learns it from parents, relatives, neighbors. The fact that society discriminates poor people makes it even worse. Children who were born in poverty will never know they have a chance of becoming better than their parents if they are not given one. It is not impossible to rise up by yourself, as the author proves through his incredible story, but it’s hard, challenging, and not everyone can do it. The longer a child remains in poverty, the greater the chances to live his whole life like this. To break free, he needs to believe in himself, he needs to step out of his comfort zone, refuse to be like all the others, and dare to create another path for himself. Douglas Wallace is the perfect example that this can be done.
“Everything Will Be All Right” is a remarkable book that is not only meant to tell the story of a man who started out in complete poverty and reached wealth and independence. It’s a book meant to empower readers to have faith in themselves, in God and what the world has to offer. If all the paths that are open before you seem wrong, leading to the same tragic destiny everyone around you is trapped in, then you just have to look closer and struggle to make the right decisions, because you are the creator of your own life.
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