I’ve just picked up the book “Most and More” by Mahatria Ra. I’ve hardly read 30 pages and I can already see the influence it has on me. Having read only 3 chapters, I find myself wanting to recommend it. So, I thought I’ll write a post on why this book is important to me.
Let me set the scene. I turn 25 by the end of this year. Until recently, I thought the quarter-life crisis is a myth. One’s 25th birthday is yet another birthday. No pressure about it. Besides, why do people call it quarter-life? It’s not like everyone lives to be 100. The exact quarter of my life may have been over a few years ago.
To my surprise, I have been thinking a lot about my life and future lately. I won’t go into the details, but let me just say that I’ve been confused about my future. This pertains to serious things like my career and the post-graduation that I always wanted to do, and also simple things like my materialistic desires, the big garden I dream of but cannot make time to maintain, my exercise regime (or the lack of it), my hobbies, etc.
Coincidentally, I saw a lot of articles recommending books to be read by the time you’re 25 or specifically books for the quarter-life crisis. Most of these were collections of personal essays on universal topics that the reader can relate to. Unfortunately, most of them were for building confidence, becoming strong or about love life. I didn’t need any of these.
A friend lent me ‘Most and More’ a few months back and said the book is amazing and I must read it. I was never into philosophy or self-help books. Since it was recommended by my friend, I wanted to give it a shot. Then, we shifted our house and I misplaced the book.
I started reading it just a few days back. From the first page, it felt like the author was addressing me directly. My confusions or the quarter-life crisis got cleared away. I knew immediately that I’m headed in the right direction. This is one of those books that you need to read at a slow pace and reflect on each page that you read. So, I’ll probably take a month or two to review it. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with some inspiration from the back cover: