“I believe there is something of the divine mystery in everything that exists. We can see it sparkle in a sunflower or a poppy. We sense more of the unfathomable mystery in a butterfly that flutters from a twig–or in a goldfish swimming in a bowl. But we are closest to God in our own soul. Only there can we become one with the greatest mystery of life. In truth, at very rare moments we can experience that we ourselves are that divine mystery.”

I am someone who has almost always been curious about the world. I remember being little and sitting on my dad’s knee whilst camping, talking about the stars and space and how it all came to be. I love philosophy, I love discussion and I love enquiring knowledge on anything. This book is pretty much perfect for me.

Sophies World is a million-copy bestseller for a reason. It teaches you about philosophers and their theories and really it just makes you think in ways you wouldn’t have thought to think in (say that ten times fast). It asks you questions and makes you look at the world differently and helps you to appreciate the mystery and beauty of life. Part of me doesn’t want to stop reading this book because it’s just so good. I want my mind to be open to all the possibilities of answers to questions I don’t even know yet. Mind boggling right? But it’s true.

It’s important in life not to be closed minded because you never know what kind of greatness you might be shutting out.

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