|This is "my" (actually my parents') dog and I! I love taking her on walks when I visit my parents!|
So far, I have really enjoyed reading "Holding On". I like to read these stories about people who may not live your "average Joe" type of life. The profile that stuck out to me the most was Robert Shields. He was the one that keeps a diary that accounts for every minute of his life, and he's been keeping it for the last 20 years! This story stuck out to me because I couldn't imagine spending all of my free time keeping record of what I've done so far that day. I was surprised when I read that he was a retired secondary school teacher because it seems like he lives a relatively normal life, but in the background he is basically controlled (even though he says he doesn't feel like it controls him) by this compulsion to record everything. He even said he won't leave town, because he will get too behind on his diary. It seems like he is missing out on a lot of fun life experiences just so he can keep up with his diary. That is how I see it from my perspective, but to him it is what gives his life purpose.