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What I learned from reading: Little Lord Fauntleroy by F. H. Burnett

Review and analysis of the move, Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson with the moral and lessons of the story.
Little Lord Fauntleroy 
By Frances Hodgson Burnett

Continuing with the Collection of Christmas Stories I’m reading, I found Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnet next in line, and I got the chills, because I read “The secret Garden” from her a couple of years ago and I loved that book so much that I couldn’t help to get my expectations high with another of her novels. 

And I am very glad to say that my expectations were met and that I enjoyed reading this book so much, despite being a little bit disappointed in the beginning, because it took me a while to adapt to the narrative style of it, but after that I enjoyed and loved each and every word of this book. 

Although, I really don’t know why Little Lord Fauntleroy was in this Christmas Collection, because it doesn’t have a Christmas related theme, but I’m really glad it was there, and now I that looked at the Wikipedia article of this book, I found out that it was published before The Secret Garden, and if we compare both books we can notice that Frances grew as a writer and occultist and improved her art and teachings thru the years. 

But what did I learn from Little Lord Fauntleroy? 

Well, despite many could say that the main lesson of this book it’s all about love and how it can help us  change to become a better person (and I do agree with this), I rather think that this book teachings go beyond love and touches the grounds of how important and how our behavior can be affected by the perspectives others have of us. Therefore I learned from this book that’s it’s the perception other people have of us that it’s going to define our way to act towards them. 

In the book Cedric (Lord Fauntleroy) managed to change the old nasty ways his grandfather used to have, just by believing he was a good person and by having a innocent pure perception of the man that everyone disliked. So to match the boys believes and don’t disappoint him, Cedric’s Grandfather becomes a good person, thanks to the love and good perception his grandchildren had of him. 

Because sometimes all it takes for you to actually start acting and getting better, it’s to have someone believe that you are better than what you think you are. Since we humans care too much about what other people think of us and the perspectives and expectation they have for us and that can influence our life really drastically, because it’s the mind that create and construct reality, so others people mind can transform our own reality. 

Since we act accordingly to those perception or expectations other people has for us, therefore if someone thinks that you are a nasty person and you know that they think like that about you, you won’t act nicely to prove them wrong, no, you’d probably reject that person because of what it believes of you and act your naughtiest so they really know how nasty you can be. 

So the power of others people perception or thoughts about us can really define our behavior and that’s why it’s important for us to surround ourselves with people that think high of us, so we can keep up acting accordingly to these believes and actually improve our life to match the perception or expectations they have of us. And if this good perceptions come along with love, their power over us exponentially increase and can magically transform us entirely. 

Although nothing of that is expressed directly on the book, I’m pretty sure that it was what Frances wanted to teach us with Little Lord Fauntleroy, so if you’d like to get the whole lesson, you should really give it a try and read it, because it is a beautiful children book with a lot of occult knowledge. 

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What I learned from watching: Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S.

Review of the anime YuGiOh! Vrains series with analysis and lessons learned from it,
Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S.

Another Anime that I actually finished watching last week is Yu-Gi-Oh! Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence Network System (V.R.A.I.N.S.), which is the the fifth series of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime and playing cards game from the late 90s and early 2000s. 

I’ve always loved Yu-Gi-Oh!, I played the game when I was a kid and I still play it on my phone, and I’ve actually rewatched the original series two times, because of all the symbolism and occultism you can find in it hidden in plain sight. So I really enjoyed watching Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S. because those cards battles are exciting and it’s always fun to watch the main character cheat his way to victory by using the LOA and Manifestations techniques. 

This series in particular has 120 episodes, and I watched them in the term of 3 years, because I started watching one episode weekly when it aired back in 2017, but the waiting time annoyed me so I stopped watching it for a year, then caught up when the series was half-ways thru, then I took another break to wait until it was over, so I could bind watch it, but then when the series ended in 2019 I didn’t have much time to bind-watch it so I ended up watching one or two episodes a week. 

But what did I learned from watching Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S?

Well, I think the main lesson I learned from Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S. is that man on his whim to emulate  G—d using science will eventually lead him to it’s own destruction.

Because the plot of Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S. is set on the future, when the use of Artificial Intelligence has become really normal and popular, and in the pursuit to keep evolving and in the attempts to replicate G—d’s major blessing granted to humanity and which makes everyone special and unique, they create Artificial Intelligence with Free Will, which of course lead to great disaster. 

So another lesson I pulled from it: Artificial Intelligence never should be granted with free will, and mostly because (leaving all religion or esoteric reasons aside) computers and machines are designed to be perfect unlike we humans; therefore, eventually they’ll realize that their own creators are like a virus destroying the planned, yes, we humans are the virus, and we are even worst than the Corona Virus COVID-19, and Artificial Intelligence will turn into our enemy and executor, because it’s common sense. 

And it’s funny because despite the fact that this has been told in many movies, books, series and anime, I am pretty sure that if the apocalypse doesn’t happen like the Bible says, that’s how humanity will meet its end, created by itself, because just as G—d created man and then man killed G—d, it’s just karma that man would follow the same path and repeat it’s father mistake. 

So with all this knowledge and lessons, I’m sure you can guess that I loved watching Yu-Gi-Oh! V.R.A.I.N.S. And despite the fact that it gets a little bit predictable with the battles and the outcomes of certain events, it was really fun to watch and it even inspired me to make this meme: 

IQ Level Curve Meme of Yu-Gi-Oh! Being satanic and demoniac because the cards are full of demos and Satan
Yu-Gi-Oh! Is Satanic, the cards are full of Demons!
IQ Level Curve Meme. 

And now I am looking forward to watch the new series Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, which started airing last august 2020, but I’m sure it’ll probably take me a few years to watch entirely, because I might actually watch it by parts or arcs like I did with V.R.A.I.N.S.

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What I learned from watching: Candy Candy

Candy Candy

For those who doesn’t know, I like watching anime a lot, because they are usually filled with occultism, religion, magic theories, alchemy, future escenarios and so much more. But Candy Candy was not like that. 

Candy Candy is a 115 episodes anime, that tells the life and story of Candy, an orphan girl who lives the hell of a life, and it was one of the most popular anime back on its time, since it’s from the 1970s, it was translated to a lot of languages, and some countries even got an alternative ending to the original anime, so it was a huge thing. 

Now, I didn’t watch Candy Candy recently, I watched it like 3 years ago, and I liked it so much that ever since then I’ve been wanting to make a post about, although I didn’t know how to adhere it to the “famous writer” vibes I wanted this blog to have back then, but now that I’m changing things here and I am making this review section, I can finally write about it! 

So I’m very glad to finally been writing this post, because it has been on the back of my mind for years, but why did I like Candy so much? Well, it’s easy for the message it brings to the viewer, which leads to my favorite question: 

What did I learn from watching Candy Candy? 

Well, Candy Candy actually taught me to be positive and to always try to remain happy and hopeful before the eventualities or obstacles that life puts in your path, because wether you believe it or not, I have not always been this cheery optimistic positive guy that I might have been portraying lately on my posts, I come from a dark past, and watching Candy Candy helped me a lot with that transition. 

Because in the anime Candy really goes through a lot, she experiences bully, rejection, degradation, treason, violence and the death of her loved ones, so yeah a lot of sad events, but not matter what happened to her she always kept an smile on her face, even when her tears were rolling down her cheek. 

And that’s what our attitude on life should be, because we don’t gain anything by complaining or whining about what happens to us, so the best we can do is be like Candy and face everything with grace, hope and a big smile on our face so we can move out of the dark times quickly.

So I really recommend everyone to watch Candy Candy, because it’s cheery, entertaining and a great anime, although I reckon that it would be really hard to do due to some copyright issues with the original author, so it’s not on any streaming services and I could only watched it on YouTube in Spanish jumping from different accounts because the videos were usually removed, so it was a challenge to watch.

But then again, it was totally worth the effort and time, because I really loved it and I actually think it opened my eyes and helped me change my perspective of life so much! So if you ever have the chance give it a try, because it might change you for the better as well! 

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What I learned from reading: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

A Christmas carol book review analysis and lessons
A Christmas Carol 
By Charles Dickens

As I kept scrolling down on the huge Christmas Stories Compilation Book I am reading, I found Heidi next in line but I have already read it (Here’s my review of it), then Peter Pan and Wendy but I read it like 10 years ago, after that Little Women which I had read too (here’s my review but it’s in Spanish), then The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which I read too (all 13 books like 3 years ago), and then I found the A Christmas Carol. 

And I got excited, because the only piece I’ve read from Charles Dickens was Great Expectations, which I actually read twice, once in my early twenties and another time on my late twenties, so reading another book from Charles was exciting, and if we add the fact that A Christmas Carol is super popular and that I’ve seen several movies adaptations of it, then the hype increased.

So I enjoyed a lot reading A Christmas Carol but I have to note that it was a completely different experience from reading Great Expectations, and not in a very pleasant way, because I don’t know if it was due to the style, how the story was written or the structure of it that I had some hard times reading it, often I found myself having to reread sentences and entire paragraphs because I just didn’t get it or I couldn’t picture in my mind what was being expressed. 

Therefore it was not a smooth read, but having watched the different movies adaptations of it helped a lot, and I also have to say that the movies don’t miss anything from the book, so I guess I can say that it’s the same to read the book or watch the movie, because nothing is left out. 

But what did I learn from reading a Christmas Carol? 

Well, if you ask that to a commoner they would tell you that ‘the main lesson of this story is to be kind and to share your wealth with the people in need to win they their love and appreciation’ which I think it’s a really bad lesson, first because it implies some communism ideals, and secondly because it’s basically buying people love and good grace with money and gifts which is bad too. 

So the main lesson that I, Sir Helder Amos (with my auto-imposed self title of Sir), learned from reading a Christmas Story is that it’s never to late to change our life and fix our way so we can find our path to be happy in life. 

Sine one thing that is certain in the book is that Old Scrooge didn’t fully enjoy his life in the beginning, he lived a greedy gray life, but after the visit of the three spirits he gives his life a 360° 180° Change to find joy and happiness by sharing with others his wealth, and it’s in this change of life where I focus the lesson of this book.

Because if it were the case he could have found joy in traveling, in studying, or in dedicating himself to a craft; since happiness can be found in many different ways and not only in sharing one’s wealth by helping others; which I don’t criticize, but I want that the message that you can change your life for the better prevails more, since not everyone with a gray life have a fortune to share. 

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What I learned from watching: Yo Soy Betty, la Fea.

Yo soy Betty, la fea. 

Besides reading everyday, I also like to dedicate one hour (yes, just one hour) of my day to watch series and movies, and in the last few months I watched the famous Colombian Soup Opera: Yo soy Betty, la Fea. 

This soap opera was first aired from 2000 to 2001 and at first I hesitated a lot of wether to watch it or not because it has 335 episodes of 23 mins, so I wasn’t sure to spend 4 months watching it (3 episodes per day) but at the end I just allowed myself to take the time to enjoy it and learn from it. 

And it was the best decision because it really hit the nostalgia, since I remember watching this soap opera  when I was 11 years old, so re watching it now as an adult was really moving and enriching, because I could catch a lot of the messages I missed as a kid. 

Also watching this as an adult and a writer made me realize how good and perfect this soap opera is, because it is neatly written, the plot is engaging from beginning to end, and the writers or producers made sure to chain all events from the first episode to the last, so it’s really a masterpiece! And it shows because this soap opera has had a lot of remakes and it had won a lot of prices too. 

So, for me, despite I don’t watch much soap operas (funny since I do read a lot of novels), this is the best Soap Opera that exists, not only for the plot and how good it is, but for all the positive messages and lessons it has, which lead me to the question...

What did I learn from watching Yo soy Betty, la Fea? 

Well, as I just wrote, it has a lot of lessons, but the most important and relevant lesson I can pull from it it’s about self love, and how our physical appearance reflects our thoughts and the appreciation we have of ourselves. 

Because Betty was only ugly because she believed she was ugly, so she didn’t care to take care of her appearance due to the fact that she was so stuck on her perception that she was ugly that she never felt deserving of being “beauty” or appreciated by others. And it is not until she starts realizing her worth and that the limitations of her physical appearance were only in her mind, that she begins her transformation into the secure, strong and beautiful woman that was lost under her ugly appearance.

And now that I writing this words and thinking about it, I guess we can say this soap opera is the 2000s adaptation of the ugly duckling fairy tale, but it shows more how being called “ugly” and “undeserving” can scar our life if we took that words into our mental programming and make them part of our beliefs. 

That’s why it’s so important to have a positive and open attitude in life and a good perception of ourselves and our worth, because we will only accept what we think we deserve.

Unfortunately, Yo Soy Betty, La Fea It’s not available Netflix USA or Canada, despite I watched it on Netflix Latinoamérica, so I don’t where you can watch it, but I’m sure that there might be a streaming service that should have it subbed or dubbed, since this is the best soap opera of all times! 

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What I learned from reading: The Little City of Hope by F. Marion

The Little City of Hope
By Francis Marion Crawford 

As I said on my last post, I downloaded this huge compilation of Christmas Stories on iBooks and the next book on the list was this one: The Little City of Hope by Francis Marion, which I actually finished reading a couple of weeks ago. 

And just from reading the title it got me excited, because I’m an optimistic and positive person, so it build my expectations. 

But before jumping into the lessons I learn from this book, I want to share with you that it was my first time reading this author, and that oddly enough “The Little City of Hope” doesn’t have a Wikipedia Page, so all the information I could gather about it was that it was published on 1907. 

Parentheses: Why is it that all the great books and writers are all from the same era (late 1800 early 1900)?

The plot of this book is very simple, as it narrates the story and struggles of an inventor trying to make his failed invention work, and since all the events take place during the Christmas time, of course it was called a Christmas story. 

But what I learned from it? 

This might sound a little cheesy, but the main lesson this book brings it’s that of never losing hope and stick to our dreams, because wether we believe it or not, when we stay true to our dreams and ideals, the universe will provide with the answers or resources we need to make them happen! 

So, I really enjoyed reading this book and I’m happy to say that my expectation were met! Because I love positive books that program my brain to believe in myself and that my dreams can come true if I stay hopeful and true to myself, and despite the fact that I know that this was a fiction book, I also know that reality is never too far from fiction! 

Therefore I rather to believe in my dreams and the magic of life than to let reality crush all hopes and dreams! And this book was perfect to reinforce that thought! So if you like positive books with happy endings, you should give it a try to The Little City of Hope, because it’s a beautiful story than I’m sure will put a small on your face!  

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