Thoughts on Reading

Read as much as you can. It opens the mind and feeds the soul. Reading will transform your life. Literally. It will teach you to question things, the right away. Not only does it give you new knowledge and information, but it also gives you a new perspective on old ideas and notions.

Read 20 mins a day, or 20 pages or 20 hours a day. It does not matter, as long as you read. It is not a race and you shouldn’t be competing with anyone (or yourself) to finish X many books a week/month/year like Elon Musk, Bill Gates or Warren Buffet.

When you read you must also be able to retain the information. Don’t just read for the sake of reading. Read to retain. Read to learn. Read to remember. Read to better yourself. Read to improve your life.

Read a wide variety of subjects; science, religion, spirituality, biography, history. It will broaden your horizons and enhance your personality.

Don’t just read the stuff that conforms to your world views, but read on subjects that challenge your thinking and is against your general beliefs on a subject. Understand what the other side has to say. Learn the counter-arguments. It will make you a better thinker and either help you change your mind or enable you to defend your views better.

And if after reading this post you find yourself being inspired and ordering a large number of books online (which I hope you do) remember …

“The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity”.A. Edward Newton