12 Things about books I wish I knew !
In this article I have written 12 things about books – I wish I knew before I became a bibliophile . If someone would have fomented this wisdom to me ,I am damn sure that I would have read more books and done more diverse activities .
I wrote an answer in quora : https://www.quora.com/What-are-10-things-you-wish-you-knew-about-books-a-little-earlier . Here I will try to explain you a bit .
1 . SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE READ MORE BOOKS .
When a new book arrived in my house and in my arms , I used to purposely take a lot of time to read the book- purposely !
If I finished reading a book early , for example , within a week , I used to feel that my money got drained ! It is the same deceived feeling when you buy something and it stops working within a week !
But after watching many youtube videos, I got to know that – highly successful people read more books than others . An average CEO reads at least 3 books/ month , and here I was reading a 250 page book in 1 month and feeling awesome .
Also read : impotratnce of reading books
2 .BOOKS CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE .
Every day books change my mind . Every book alters my perception and rewires the serpentine neurons in my head .
Books will make you fearless , smarter , creative and boost your decision making skills . If you lack any of these traits , then start reading . Books will help you to become a better human in numerous aspects of your life.
3 .USE PARETO’S PRINCIPLE : 20% OF THE BOOK IS FOR YOU .
Phew ! I remember those days when I used to read every word of a book . But later I realized that I need to read only some sections of a book as not everything is useful for me .
Ofcorse , I am not talking fiction books . Don’t do this mistake.
I have reiterated this pint in importance of reading books .
4. ONLINE COURSES ARE BETTER THAN BOOKS(IN SOME CASES)
One day , I was seeing a video on youtube , where a 17 year old boy .was sharing the top 5 books for online business. At the end of the video he highlighted the fact that that despite these books , I need to buy online courses !
I laughed like hell after hearing his advice , but after some days I realized that I was wrong . Say suppose you want to learn about social media marketing . Like most people you will a buy a book on this topic . But as we all know social media is dynamic .
So there is no use of buying ‘Jab jab right hook ‘ , one of the most popular books on social media as it was published in 2014 . Rather you should buy an online course which will contain more value for you .
So if you want to learn a skill , then buy an online corse.
5. READ BOOKS OF MULTIPLE GENRES
You are so lucky to know this. Many book lovers fall in love with one genre , and don’t read book of other genres. I was no different .
Reading books of many genres will make you creative and might lead to some great insights . So read Fault in our stars and Compound effect simultaneously .
6 . IT IS POSSIBLE TO READ WHILE TRAVELLING !
What do you do when are in a bus ? You stare at those same houses and the streets , the same ones which you spied yesterday .
If you are part of this gazing thingy , then you are wasting time . Instead , grab a book and start reading .
7 . PEOPLE WILL THINK YOU ARE A NERD !
Not surprising , isn’t it. When you will be reading in bus or a park , people eyes will fall as strong as UV rays . And as we know , humans judge a lot , so if they think anything about you , it shouldn’t bother you .
8 . LIBRARY HAS BOOKS.
When I started reading books , I thought amazon was the only place from which I could own books . I never thought that there are a plethora of libraries in my city from whee I can get books for free.
So do join the bookish libraries .
9 . SOME BOOKS CAN BRING TEARS !
I had seen two movies on Anne Frank and then I read – The diary of a young girl by Anne frank . While reading her biography , I could picture every scene that she was painting through her majestic narrative .
The book forced me to think the horrors that jews experienced and how inhumane people can become. . I felt sad and cried .
10 . YOU WILL LOVE , LOVE AND LOVE .
Have you read ‘ The boy in striped Pajamas ‘ ? The story shows how humanity can shatter any evil through the friendship of two 8 year olds , Bruno and Shmuel . The ending scene just shook my soul – I was numb and couldn’t believe what I had read !
This story will always inspire me to love everyone and do something that will have a huge positive impact on my fellow humans .
11. GIFTING BOOKS ON BIRTHDAY IS THE BEST GIFT !
What have you given to your sister / brother / best friend on her birthday ? A necklace , money , teddy bear , phone , treat ?
What about giving a book that can change their life ?
12 . BOOKS CAN GIVE YOU COURAGE TO PROPOSE YOUR CRUSH : P
I have found that people who read have less fears. . What do you think ? According to me . if you keep on reading , you will become fearless.
So its no surprise that when you see your crush the other day , you might initiate the conversation with him/her and who knows you both might end up in a date .I hope your date goes well , all the best 😛 .
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