You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. But they can be so corny! If you're a reader hoping to find your way to inner peace, here are 9 books that can help you get there: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho A true classic cherished by it's readers, Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is a fable of a poor Andalusian shepherd boy who sets off on a journey to find the world's greatest treasures.
When Franny has a breakdown amid an existential crisis in which she questions her selfishness, materialism, and spirituality, her brother Zooey comes to the rescue, guiding her with love and kindness towards a sound state of mind.
If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is. Later, a self-loathing neighbor, Bozena Artistic Director Beata Pilchshows up babbling about how fat, ugly, and worthless she is, perhaps as part of a failed effort to get someone to contradict her.
Indiana Salinger's Franny and Zooey can also be interpreted as a spiritual journey towards enlightenment. Mistakes don't make you.