- Okay so, my Paulo Coelho book for October is The Zahir.
Context: Back in March, I decided to embark on The 12 Months of Paulo Coelho – whereby I would read one Paulo Coelho book a month. So far, it’s been a mind blowing experience. The man is a genius! He uses stories to take you through journeys that will have you thinking differently. My Igbo name for him is Akachukwu (hand of God) because I strongly believe God sends His messages through him.
Anyho – so I’m reading The Zahir and I came across something I really wanted to get your thoughts on:
Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.
I’ve always heard “a find in need is a friend indeed” – a true friend is one who helps you when you are in need. So when I read this, I was a tad perplexed.
What do you guys think? I know ideally, it would be great to have ride or dies (I have been blessed with the most amazing friends who have stuck through the wonderful and not-so-great times in my life. I also have friends that swear they read my blog but do not – story for another day) but seriously, which do you prefer, people who will celebrate with you when times are great or people who will be there for you when things are not-so-great?
As always, thank you for reading.
The Wawa New-Yorkers
P.S – To my friends who “form” they read my blog and don’t – God is watching you and so am I!