I have just finished THE WAY WE WERE, Remembering Diana by Paul Burrell.
I wasn’t going to read this book as I thought it was probably going to be very tacky and I couldn’t imagine what more he would have to offer. I must admit in places it does resemble the first instalment (so it can get a little boring). The part that interested me was that Diana had really learnt a lot about herself in the final stages of her life. She was using philosophies and different strategies to unravel some of her issues.
Here are some quotes from the book that I really connected with:
“Feeling of being valuable is essential to mental health and the direct product of paternal love – such a conviction must be gained in childhood.
“High self-esteem doesn’t protect you, but it does allow you to entertain self-doubt without being devastated.”
“Isolation in a relationship can cause us to derive too much of our self-esteem from one person, and it puts us in a position where if that person should reject us, the entire foundation of our self-esteem could be demolished.”
THIS ONE I LOVE:
(Tools of self-discipline) “Presidents and Kings don’t know how to use them.”
“They don’t k now how to deal with life or its problems, and that is why they’re all so emotionally and spiritually stunted.”
I think that can also be applied to people that don’t live in the real world (i.e. the very rich and sometimes even the very poor).
The book that this quote came from is “The road less travelled” By Dr Scott Peck. (Apparently she read this book often).