"Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts"
I will be honest, this was not the easiest read. While the book itself is quite small, the old English language and the style is written in, made me re-read some of the paragraphs more than once.
That said, this book is full of wisdom. A hidden gem, if you will.
It makes you think of yourself in a way you might have never thought before.
It makes you question all of your choices, because somehow you are finally more aware of them.
It makes you question the government and it makes you question how you do life as a person.
“Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it is finding its place in him.”
“Nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust and ambition look ahead.”
It is as if someone exposed all of your dirty laundry and made you go through it after, in public. Lewis points out all of our human flaws, and he is not shy about it. But he also gives you the reasons of those flaws and how to overcome them.
“The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.”
In the end, this book was nothing I thought it would be. It's not a light read, it's more of a "I gotta highlight the heck of some pages" kind of a read. I can't wait to go back and re-read some of the hard truths over and over again.