I recall that the first time around, Life of Pi didn't seem as substantial to me as others made it out to be. The second time I picked it up, I never had a chance to use a bookmark - I read it from start to finish that day. Since then I've read the book many times. Every time it brings to light a new aspect in my life. Different circumstances will evoke different interpretations. That's how it is with each and every bit of text for each and every reader. If a story doesn't speak to you directly it is a matter of circumstance. Sometimes you have to step out of your own perspective to grasp meaning in all things - not only books. Perhaps you found it dissatisfying because you looked for meaning related directly to your life, rather than indirectly.
With that being said, I'll try to shine some light on the book…show more content… "High calls low and low calls high. The lower you are, the higher your mind will want to soar. It was natural that, bereft and desperate as I was, in the throes of unremitting suffering, I should turn to God."
"Where we can, we must give things a meaningful shape."
"Doesn't the telling of something always become a story?... The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?"
Well, I've gone on far too long. But it is one of my favorite books, so I saw it necessary. tl;dr - There are points in your life where you feel hopeless, that no matter what you do - nothing will change - nothing will get better. You must realize that all life is a matter of perspective, and perspective is the only thing you alone can change for yourself. There will be many, many times where you have no power over your own circumstance. But it is the understanding you bring to your circumstance that makes it what it is for you. Perceive your circumstances however you wish, or you will 'miss the better