By Anthony Fox
Key Themes: Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder, Biographical
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. by Les Brown
Please, before you read this book do not judge if you do not know me. Maybe when you have read this book you may want to criticise what I have written. Even then I do not think you will fully understand, because I do not even understand myself sometimes. Because I live with bipolar disorder a chronic condition that apparently affects over 1 percent of the population. It is a condition that has plagued me with a black cloud of depression most of my life, I believe.
My story will take you from the streets of America as a young boy to a discovery in the jungle of India to an enlightenment and maturity of the present day in England.
It is a truthful account about my experience combined with a street philosophy as a way of looking at life with open eyes. Some of the stories I shall tell may shock or question your belief but try to keep an open mind. We all have that survival instinct so let your mind free and become a survivor.
As we travel through my life looking at fate, luck, love, money and many more interesting subjects you will find the philosophy that should be helpful in your life. Out of every negative comes some positives, its natures balance. Be careful what you wish for though, because as you will see dreams do come true.
I will show you how poor decisions can have lasting affects and how mistakes we make sometimes show us the path we must lead. I wish I did not make so many mistakes but then the saying goes it is said that only a fool learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from the mistakes of others, an anonymous quote. Now, do not go jumping of a bridge, though, thats not a bad idea, only joking.
To me it seems that we all strive constantly for more each day, whether thats more material wealth or just a better understanding of who we are and why we are here. Yet, when we depart this world we leave with nothing of earthly value.
The only real worth is the love we have encountered in our life. This book is about love and finding who we really are. The kind of philosophy and experience I have learnt will possibly help you in your life, I sincerely hope so.
How I came to write this book is some ways is the result of being hospitalised. No. Not because I was writing a book that happened later. I mean the computer did not blow up and put me in hospital, although at times I have felt like chucking my laptop straight out the window. I have less patience now with computers than a dog on heat.
You can call me Tony, so let the story begin…
About the Author
Anthony Fox was born in 1957 and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2005 and wrote How to Pass a Degree with Confidence to encourage others who have suffered adversity not to give up, and that it is never too late. As a mature student Anthony gained an MSc in Software Engineering in Artificial Intelligence in 2004 at the University of Sunderland. And even though most of his life he has suffered from manic depression he never gave up, even when things got tough.