A small guide to success

I'm finally reading The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini! After many months of having the book and not reading it, I'm slowly accomplishing my goal in reading the book and returning it. Another goal that I was hoping to acomplish is to finish a book that is over 400 pages. I'm halfway through the book and really hooked because of the middle eastern culture being really interesting.

The kite runner is about Amir a man who currently lives in San Francisco remembering his life back in Afghanistan, and the book is similar to To to kill a mockingbird by Harper lee, in how it also revolves around a character growing up and key moments in their life is shown.

As the story continues, there is a war between the soviets and the people of Afghanistan and the environment is really heavily destroyed. Before Amir heads down to an ofphanage he returns to Kabul and he doesn't recognize it at all. As he's walking through all the rubble he thinks that, "Returning to Kabul was like running into an old, forgotten friend and seeing that life hadn't been good to him, that he become homeless and destitute." (246). This quote is really impactful in my opinion because it shows that things can change for the worst and some people can be changed and manipulated by others if they're left alone.

 I believe that in order to be successful in anything, a person must get as much support as they can in order to obtain the best results. Whether it's for a project, speech, or any other activity, having the advice, criticism, or support of others could lead to a bigger success because the biggest enemy a person can have is themselves and they might be brought down by their lack of confidence or self esteem and it's even worse if at the same time people are being negative towards the person. Success can come from the help of others and the support the give you.


  1. I've read "A Thousand Splendid Suns" which is by the same author. My book also takes place in Afghanistan. I like and agree with how you said support is required for success! Great blog!

  2. I liked this post. The Soviet-Afghan war that started in 1979 and continued for almost ten years was truly devastating to the country. I like to think this book also gives off a good message about accepting refugees from countries destroyed or torn apart by war. These people live in places that one day could just come crashing down and one day you could recognise it, the next you wouldn't even know where you are. These people are just like us. They deserve a place that they can live in without fear that one day, everything they've ever known could disappear from around them. And that requires our support.


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