My Father Never Walked on Water
Luck strikes a small Rwandan village with the birth of a boy. Despite humble means, his protective and ambitious parents will do anything to help their son succeed in life. He is on the path to becoming a priest, but danger lurks in the backyard. Ghosts, snakes, soldiers, pretty girls and the young boy’s own curiosity are all ready to snatch away the prospect of a good future.
This is a tale of adventure and an invitation to experience half a lifetime of human emotion and turbulence. We find ourselves hiding in the green hills of Rwanda during the civil war, taken visa-less across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on a first ever flight — to the unknown land of China.
But this journey stretches further than three continents. It explores the parent-child relationship when the new generation moves on, not only to another country but also to another world of opportunities. It presents us with the dilemma of following others’ or our own sense of adventure, and the question of success being the result of hard work or luck.
The happiness triangle is the sum of different studies and personal experiences aiming to understand the process to achieve a constant state of happiness in life. The book provides a simple outline on how to understand ourselves in order to conquer the wildest of our ambitions. Dieudonné Damour emphasizes on the importance of balancing between three elements Wealth, Worth and Health, the three pillars of a sane and happy personal growth. In the different chapters, the readers are provided with the required tools to evaluate by themselves their level of happiness as well as the suggestions to improve it , according to their own personal needs. In only 73 pages, the writer gives a powerful tool for any person seeking to know more about his own psychological and physiological power to consequently further personal satisfaction and happiness.