So I started a new resolution
(I know it's late but 2020 needs some positivity) to read one book every month for the entire year.
I started in July with Animal Farm, and in August I picked up The Catchers in the Rye.
This is the first book that has left me in a storm of conflicting emotions.
I absolutely love the book and identified with Holden Caulfield a little bit too much. If I had picked it up when I was a teenager, this book would have been my scriptures.
But now I feel like accepting everything that the book, my teenage self and Holden would have hated.
As someone in our twenties, we have to accept the world, warts and all, no matter how phoney, or rude it is to us.
We become numb to the mean imposters around us, people whom we wouldn't even entertain when we were teenagers.
The rebel becomes the nihilist, and this, trying to be a part of this phoney world, makes me sad.
I hope you, the reader of this post, will read or revisit this book and let me know what you felt about it.
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