Ordinary Thrives in the Land of Promise
Ordinary passed through the Anybody city gates. He’s saw all the miserable Anybodies in the city. The Dream Giver asked Ordinary what he saw, Ordinary said, anybodies in need. The Dream Giver asked what else and Ordinary realized he had reached his dream. His dream was to rebuild this city to match the city of his dreams about. Ordinary started to help all the Anybody out there as much as possible. There were Dreamers who arrived at the city who knew that they had reached their dream. They too helped the anybodies. An anybody came up to Ordinary and told him how he was discontent with his own work.Ordinary asked what he wishes to do. The Anybody wished for a work that isn’t available in this city. The Anybody wished he was blessed with a big dream. Ordinary realized that Anybodies are blessed with a Dream and it was his duty to tell them. He gathered all the Anybodies and told them that they are meant to be Somebodies. The Anybodies soon realized their dreams and some set out to the unknown, while others remained for their dream was within the city. Ordinary, whose dream is reaching to a close, was set aside by the Dream Giver. The Dream Giver is proud of Ordinary. He also told Ordinary that it is not over and that Ordinary must leave the city. Ordinary was wondering why, then the Dream Giver showed Ordinary many Land of Promises awaits him with many more challenges. Ordinary gets ready to set off for his new dream. That concludes the story.
Well, I’ll leave the fist half of the story with a good note. I didn’t like the constant use of faith in this book, but I enjoyed the journey. I’ve many issues when it got halfway through several chapter, but I enjoyed the setup. I also felt the setup of several chapter could be improved, but nothing I disagree with. I have to say, I felt a connection withe all the chapter except chapter 6. I admit I started to get angry at chapter 4 for the use of faith, and remained angry for the same reason in chapter 5 and 6. Chapter 6, as intense as it was, made no sense to me. I honestly felt like I was reading a different book. In this chapter, we are led back into the book, better than when we left off in chapter 5. Ordinary has finally reached his dream.
This chapter is about Ordinary building his dream, the other chapters were about Ordinary preparing his dream. It made me feel weird when some Anybodies stayed to achieve their dreams in the city. This is what I thought about several chapters ago about Familiar. It had a controlling landlord and I mentioned how the landlord will remain in power as long as the people who disagreed with the landlord leave Familiar. I wanted to know why no one dreamed of staying in Familiar and work from there. This also brings me back to the returning Nobodies, if they can safely reach back to Familiar, they can create change to Familiar because they’ve reached far in their journey and will remain discontent with their reality more so by having the knowledge that they were close to their dreams, but chickened out.
After every chapter, Ordinary writes in his journal and the last journal entry was a letter to his father. This letter expressed hope for his father to fulfill his dream and tell of his mother too has a dream, but doesn’t know it. I find it strange that these conclusion in the final chapter was reached only in the final chapter, many conclusion I’ve concluded beforehand is through living vicariously through my sibling. The things they experienced and the things I experience as a result. This brings me back to the setup, Ordinary is alone in his journey, that is not true in real life, there are many who’re on their journey as you make it through your journey. I understand it’s a personal journey, but it is shared by others. That is where the 6th chapter shine, but merely a small glimpse. I guess it’s better late than never to reach the many conclusions that Ordinary has reached when in this final chapter.
It was nice, I enjoyed the journey, I even enjoyed the ending. There are many problems I saw with this story, but it is mainly because I see the world differently than the author. I am glad it ended well after, what I feel to be, a poorly made chapter. There isn’t much else to think about in the chapter except of how much Ordinary had changed throughout the book, he travelled a long way from Familiar, he gained confidence, learned to follow his dream, and trust other. (the Dream Giver). This is it for Part 1, now I’m nervous for part two because it is where Wilkinson explains how to achieve your dream. I feel if I ever need a dream coach, he really won’t be the right one for me, unless I make large interpretation of his word, but if that’s so, I wouldn’t need his help to begin with. I also fear the day I finish. That day my sister will ask me what I think of it, and it isn’t lying to say I did enjoy the story, but that doesn’t mean I felt like there weren’t large flaws in it.