Reading Is A Source Of Joy
March 6, 2021
Charlie Munger, the partner of Warren Buffet at Berkshire Hathaway, said this once: “In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.”
In this knowledge era, most of us are knowledge workers. As knowledge workers, we get paid to use our brains, so it’s in our best interest to make that brain as big as possible.
Different people read books for different reasons. Some may read books for entertainment, and some may read to acquire knowledge, while others may read for both.
I read books, blogs, and articles to find more meaning in my life. I read for knowledge and learning, from the wisdom of those who have figured out answers to the life questions I have and have written books. I read to help me make sense of myself and those around me.
Wherever I go, whatever I do, a book is not far behind. It might be on my Ipad or the traditional paperback. When reading content in the physical form or the kindle format, I highlight, I write in the margins, and I annotate. I converse with the books like I would with friends.
For some, reading books is a chore. For me, reading is a source of joy.
Reading can be a priceless opportunity to furnish your mind and enrich the quality of your life.David Ogilvy