Lesson 9 : Read, Read, READ !
“My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
“People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.”
- Malcolm X
Here we are in 2017, on the cutting edge of the “Information Age”. Gathering knowledge on how to sauté a steak, Apple Inc. current stock price, and how long the average lion sleeps per day can all be retrieved within the matter of seconds. But what does it really mean? Reading is certainly one of the best ways to equip yourself for success in this world. Life after graduation is just like school. Your professor is Dr. Life now, and your professor may not require it, but recommends that you read so that by the time class lecture is held, you are more likely to engage in meaningful conversation and notice subtle things which you were previously unaware of.
- Find a genre, person , subject which interest you to read
- Your vocabulary, creativity, and overall thoughts are heightened.
- Find a balance between quick reads (articles), and longer writings (books of 250+ pages i.e)
My 2016 Reading List Consisted of Primarily Autobiographies, Philosophy/History, and Non-Fiction Books. Below are several of selections which I found rewarding. Looking forward to different genres in 2017.