The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is such a deep book (subsequently film) with numerous symbolic meanings and themes. I have only picked out a handful that I believe are the top tips reflected in life that I retrieved from it: great-gatsby-cover-designs -One of the deepest tragedies is having wealth, fame, money, “friends”, everything, except the one you truly love. Nothing is enough to fill that void during the darkest hours when you are alone looking out into the deep dark blue sea(at the green light), and only seeing a dot of light so close yet so far you can never reach it. great-gatsby_ -People can fall and sometimes they fall so deep in love. Then there are people who are cruel and cruel beyond words. Sometimes social and moral values can decay beyond recognition. 

-The “American Dream” for fast pace, fame, wealth, pleasure and money can at times be very hollow in reality.

-Being “great” may be a curse. -Great love can slip out of your grasp and no matter how much you try to retrieve it, time and so much would have shifted around you, yet your feeling haven’t changed but that may not be enough.

-Life may seem like many great parties but if you take the time to look under the surfaces of those parties and the people attending them, you will see the cracks that hide the truths.  

Nick Carraway: “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” the-great-gatsby 

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Where does beauty lie in this world?

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore it is based on each individual’s perceptive. For this very reason it is biased and can be influenced by so many past and personal factors.

Here in this post I will give my account of what I believe is beauty. These are my own personal thoughts and views.

Often we think that beauty is what we see. But real beauty includes countless elements that involve but are not limited to seeing, hearing, touching, feeling, breathing, smelling, speaking…It is more than the exterior and weighs more heavily on the interior. 

With senses we are presented with true beauty and soul. ~ Everything coming from within.

I am never disappointed when I travel to a different city or country the beauty of so much can be experienced through so many different ways. Its meaning varies significantly for different people but regardless it is still so priceless. Even though I adore the encounters of different countries and the beauty I discover in each, this doesn’t mean that I forget the beauty before my eyes, within and at home. For me beauty is the experiences, scars, knowledge that have come to shape people, buildings, countries and landscapes.

Beauty is the uniqueness of life.