A reading list if quite important. Over my recent history, I have been on a mission of learning, a quest to improve myself and to understand why life works the way that it does. I wish that I knew the wisest man in the world, who could simply relay all of the vital information I need to know to me. Unfortunately, I don’t think that person exists, and I don’t think that the experience would be quite as vital or memorable as it has been. I have traveled many miles in the distance of understanding and followed many paths by using only my mind and my reading list. The vehicle which has allowed me to do this has been the gift of literacy and the knowledge imparted to me from the wisest people who have ever thought thoughts. I wanted to compile a list of all of the books I have read that have contributed to my journey of self discovery. So that if you are looking for knowledge you will find out if you need to read these books or not.
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley
I came across this quote today and it stuck in my head. It was worth a little thought. Maybe too little. Do you know what is important to you? Do you know the meaning of life? Do you know what your inner nature is? Do you know the power of your thoughts? What happens when this physical life ends?
Reading is The Key to Learning Anything
If you are looking to be the best that you can be, I don’t think that there is a better activity for you than reading. When you talk to people today it is sad how little we read books that expand our horizons and push ourselves to grow and think a little bit.
I understand that there is an inordinate number of distractions out there today, all vying for our short attention spans, and books seem to be getting the short end of the stick. With that so are we.
Each of us has the opportunity to learn something every day. In fact, the only thing stopping us from learning information that will expand our minds, building our potential and developing a greater understanding of the world and ourselves, is the simple decision not to learn.
Knowledge is the great equalizer for all people and the choice to not pursue it will make you a smaller person and limit what you can do.
We all know the old saying about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks, but I am here to tell you that an old dog may, in fact, be taught new tricks, sometimes the method of the lesson need to change but the lessons can be learned.
Learning is your responsibility
The ability to learn new things and take in fresh information is one of the parts of living life that make it interesting. Show me the man who thinks he knows it all and I will show you a man with no clue about life.