Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Review: The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews

The Butterfly Effect begins with the story of a colonel in the Union Army and the effect one man, one decision, had on the life of everyone living then, living now, or who ever will live. The author also talks about the life of George Washington Carver and the effect people had on him and the effects his discoveries have had on people today. This book is filled with reverse chronological cause and effects that give you pause to the effect your life has on the rest of humanity.

At first glance, I thought the book to be simple and that it couldn’t possibly be moving or thought provoking in such short text. However, as I reached the middle of the book I realized that I was completely wrong. Such simple thoughts, simple statements, small actions that this book covers have had a profound impact on all of humanity. This book is thought-provoking and truly makes you see that every action, every word, every person has an impact on everyone around you and on the future. You can not read this book and ever see your life as menial or insignificant.

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