Author: Bharath JN, IIPM, Bangalore.
I see a lot of my friends who buy books with the intention of reading it. Commendable, hats off to you people, because we can find only a handful of them in today’s world. But fortunately or unfortunately there motive of buying books majority times would be just because his/her friends own it. On the other hand, I don’t deny the fact that other half who really read them. But my only question to them would be are you really applying those things in your real life when the situation demands it.
The point that I’m trying to make here is not that whether you read books or not, it’s that please cultivate the habit of purchasing books ( it’s a better expense than movie), then sincerely spend some time reading it ( 15mins everyday at least) and start applying whatever you read in your real life situations. This makes life more interesting & meaningful.
But sometimes we tend to do this, just because my friend or relative has bought a new book, we feel we should also buy that without even giving a thought whether we are going to read it or not and ultimately never read it. Then what happens, these books just goes to our collection and we display it in our book rack’s which finally leads to mere show-off and nothing else.
So my very strong message to all the readers would be to master the art of reading & teach the same to all your friends, colleagues & relatives.
Don’t forget “Readers are Leaders, Leaders are Readers”
3 nice quotes about books: Remember them very strongly,
*There is no friend as loyal as a book. ~Ernest Hemingway
*There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
~ Oscar Wilde
*If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.