As a small child, my dad showed my brother and I just how dangerous tigers were, as we watched one of our tigers maul a deer. We got the message, but at that time I didn't know how important it would be...
I learned that people often felt very differently about religion than I did.
I was shocked when my favorite teacher, Mr. Kumar, denounced religion. As an avid follower of three religions, I didn't understand what he was saying. To me, religion was light.
"Religion is darkness."
Soon after I began my time on the lifeboat, I decided that I must stop being a vegetarian in order to survive, as I would have to eat anything that I could, even meat. This goes against my religious beliefs, but sometime that is necessary.
On the island, at first, I thought it would be a good place to live, but I realized that it is better to die while seeking my own people than live a sad half-life on the carnivorous island.
When we finally made it to Mexico, Richard Parker abandoned me. I was devastated but realized that it was in an animal's nature to leave, and that I would always have a part of him inside of me