Sunny对《Books for Living》的笔记(1)

Books for Living
  • 书名: Books for Living
  • 作者: Will Schwalbe
  • 页数: 288
  • 出版社: Knopf
  • 出版年: 2016-12-27
  • 第255页

    I used to say that the greatest gift you could ever give anyone is a book. But I don't say that anymore because I no longer think it's true. I now say that a book is the second greatest gift. I've come to believe that the greatest gift you can give people is to take the time to talk with them about a book you've shared. A gook is a great gift; the gift of your interest and attention is even greater.

    Reading is a repite from the relentlessness of technology, but it's not onl that. It's how I reset and recharge. It's how I escape, but it's also how I engage. And reading should spur further engagement.

    Books remain one of the strongest bulwarks we have against tyranny - but only as long as people are free to read all different kinds of books, and only as long as they actually do so. It's a right we need to guard with unwavering diligence. But it's also a right we can guard with pleasure. Reading isn't just a strike against narrowness, mind control, and domination: It's the one of the world's great joys.

    How we live is no trivial matter. Racing around in a state of agitation and greed and envy isn't just wasting our lives; it's symbol of much that is wrong with our world. And reading all different kinds of books is not simply reading all different kinds of books; it's a way of becoming more fully human dn more humane.

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