Want Health, Wealth, and Happiness? Hit up the Library!

Written by on January 28, 2008 in Articles of Note, Reading - 1 Comment

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This morning, I came across a quote that really demonstrates what a difference reading can make in a person’s life. Check it out:

All of the books that we will ever need to make us as rich, as healthy, as happy, as powerful, as sophisticated and as successful as we want to be have already been written.

 

People from all walks of life, people with some of the most incredible life experiences, people that have gone from pennies to fortune and from failure to success have taken the time to write down their experiences so that we might share in their wealth of knowledge. They have offered their wisdom and experience so that we can be inspired by it and instructed by it, and so that we can amend our philosophy by it. Their contributions enable us to reset our sail based upon their experiences. They have handed us the gift of their insights so that we can change our plans, if need be, in order to avoid their errors. We can rearrange our lives based on their wise advice.

All of the insights that we might ever need have already been captured by others in books. The important question is this:

In the last ninety days, with this treasure of information that could change our lives, our fortunes, our relationships, our health, our children and our careers for the better, how many books have we read?

If you’re not already in the car and driving to the library, you can read the rest of the quote here.

One Comment on "Want Health, Wealth, and Happiness? Hit up the Library!"

  1. Anon June 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm · Reply

    Many people write down their “wisdom” and experiences, but don’t fully
    understand them, and possibly they aren’t as wise as they think they are.
    It’s best to approach books that claim to be a substitute for experience with some
    skepticism.

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