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I have been meaning to sit down and articulate what I felt while reading and how I feel about this book in general, for about 2 days now. I read it in one sitting, and could not stop. Kept getting those "yes! exactly!" or "ooh..yeah. about that" moments. I have so many thoughts and musings from it all, but the one major thing I have to say is that I wish I found John Kim's blog and books sooner. It probably would have helped me, and possibly saved my now non-existent relationship.
I feel that a lot of times, people are caught up in making things work, but aren't sure of how to. Things seem intangible, and there are so many multifactorial pieces to every situation that it becomes tiring to even think about. Mixed in with each person's frustrations, expectations, desires, and selfishness thrown in there for good measure, it still surprises me that any one's relationship works. Now that's just the cynic in me.
Anyway, enough of my rambling. The reason I preface with all of that, is to emphasize how much I loved--love--John's book, '68.' I feel like it's not just a good guide for men, but...a good guide for everybody. For any human being. I could relate on a personal level on pretty much every single term. He has a novel way at looking at situations--seeing them for what they really are--and for lack of better words, it's like lifting the clouds away from a situation. He has a gift of being able to constructively resolve issues that are much at the breaking point for relationships or friendships. His book is a good guide to reminding myself day by day to be transparent...to know myself. To mull over.Read more ›
So I'm 22 and I just recently had my first breakup and it feels like it was mostly my fault. I felt wasn't equipped, was ignorant, or just simply not mature enough. Looking back at the relationship after reading this book I've realized something. I'm still a boy. I've got a lot of maturing to do. This girl that I dated had a big resume coming in and that made me feel insecure. Like I had to do a lot to really impress her. She had also residual feeling from a serious she was in a year that played a major role according to her to not take things to the next level. But honestly I think If I was more of a man, and didn't do a lot of the "don't" in this book, things wouldn't be the way they are now... I wish I came across this book before the relationship started. Thought my hindsight was 20/20 but this book clarified some things for me that I didn't see.
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John Kim leaves us with important tips in this book that would greatly improve your life if incorporated into your mindset. He includes a few of my favorite posts from his blog in this guide for men, and explains his thoughts about what differentiates a man from a boy.
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