Some unnatural magnetic force had stimulated me to read this diary of Anne Frank since I never intended to read it. It was never in my reading timeline to read it and I guess it didn’t disappoint me.
I just finished reading this book, or rather should I say diary and I was really entranced and appalled by it. I was inspired, as well, by the thoughts of a 13 year old girl who had so much knowledge about different things and had different views in life. It took me a moment to remember the times when I was a teenager, although I still feel one, I remembered myself as being naïve and still discovering the true nature of people and discovering how to deal with different problems of being a teenager. I realized that I wasn’t like her who is full of life and laughter despite the arguments between her and her family. She took life positively and enjoyed it even if the whole world were at war. She is very knowledgeable with history, language, as well as different types of people and that made me wretched.
Maybe I did my best during my high school years but I just memorized everything never took it so seriously and now I’m regretting it. I want to be more knowledgeable and to know more about different things not just the medical information I learned so much in attaining my bachelor’s degree but even the general information.
Some of her letters gave me fits of laughter while I was reading it. She was so young by then yet so full of insights about different subject matters. I really like her views in life especially her love for nature and how she stands up on her own just like a mature woman with something to believe in. Despite the criticisms she received from the people around her (even her family), she doesn’t seem to change her cheerful status. I perceived her to be very loquacious and very bouncy.
In this diary, I have learned so much from her especially on being an independent person and standing up for your own views in life. There are passages which inspired me so much and one passage which moved me was this: “Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your own heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there, as long as you live, to make you happy again.” And this is true. I have so much things running through my head about my future and how to decide on something, albeit they say it’s easier to say than to do it, but of course it is still you who has the right and the power to do what you want to do with your life. You can attain that happiness if you wish to have it under any circumstances.
In such a young age, she was able to inspire different people with her diary. She made a legacy to people like me and one day I wanted to visit her grave and her museum and I want to pay my respect. She totally influenced me and moved me.