However, today I will not talk about his shorts stories. What I'm recommending to you today is a novel. You have probably all heard about at least one of his novels, because Bel Ami has been turned into a successful film. I still have to read that one, as well as watch the film. Mont-Oriol, the novel I'm recommending today was actually the first novel of his that I had read. Prior to it, I have only read his story stories.
Osim toga, priznavanje činjenice da su ljudska bića često motivirana pohlepom i požudom baš i nije pesmistično ako se mene pita, naprotiv ja bi to prije nazvala realizmom nego nečim drugim. Osobno ne osjećam potrebu da stavljam par ružičastih naočala samo da izbjegnem depresiju. Mislim da postoji način da se ovaj svijet vidi bez da nas odmah uhvati depresija. Ljudi se često ponašaju na način koji baš prosvijećen. Kada to shvatimo, možemo više cijeniti one rijetke prelijepe duše. Shvaćanjem toga možemo više cijeniti život, a ne manje. To nas može odvesti do toga da se divimo pravoj vrsti ljudi, barem je takvo moje mišljenje. Ne možemo promijeniti druge, pa ih onda jednostavno možemo prestati osuđivati i koncentrirati se na življenje našeg života.
For me there is a great difference between the feelings of depression and sadness. Depression (as a feeling not a medical condition and mental disease) is more selfish feeling, it is created in refrence to not feeling loved or appreciated, while sadness is the kind of feeling we feel when we feel for others, when we're being emphatic. We are sad when we are occupied with a broder picture, when we are concened about others and the world. When we are depressed, we don't see the light because we care only about ourself, because we want to be loved but we don't have the strenght to love others. When we are sad, we don't see the light because it might be hidden at the moment, but we can still feel it because our heart is open. I believe that sadness can make us better people. According to my personal definition of these two words, this novel made me feel sad but not depressed. It did make me cry, but catharsis is often the sign of great literature. There are different types of sorrow and some of them are actually crucial for our personal development and we shouldn't run from them. This novel has a note of tragedy in it, but this tragedy gives birth to the kind of sorrow that can teach us a lot if we open our heart to it.