Saturday, 20 February 2016

An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth: Life Lessons From Space by Chris Hadfield

I usually hate non-fiction so very much. I tend to find it utterly boring as well as depressing. But with this book it is completely different. It stands on it's own two feet by being irregular and unique in my eyes. It's inspirational. He's a role model to anyone who has met him, read him or seen him on YouTube singing 'Space Oddity'.

Here is the YouTube that he recorded on the ISS of Space Oddity if you haven't already seen it. But seriously who hasn't? Anyway if you have seen it, why not see it again? It is really good.

Anyway, the book itself, is a very good example with motivating people to aspire to what they really want to do. Rather than just simply dreaming of their dream, he is saying to put those words into actions and finally into reality. But not only that, if you don't exactly get to the place as to which you really want to strive to be, that's ok. It doesn't mean that you are a failure. No one is a true failure, unless you don't even go out there and try to succeed for yourself. It is more about the journey more than anything, which really spoke loud to me, after the last unfortunate year that i did have. He is saying that even if you did fail at something, the best thing to do is accept it and get back on your two feet to try again.

Not only does he speak such inspirational words, but also he narrates his 21 year old career as an astronaut. It is deeply fascinating to go behind the scenes of what is one of the most difficult and sort after careers in the whole world, and probably the most rewarding too.

If you want to be inspired and motivated to any career of your choice, or even if you are making new experiences, this is the book for you. If you want to read about the science behind space, this book is for you. But truly, if you love the fact that there is so much more out there compared to just this world, this book is for you.

Overall Rating: ****

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