Fountains of Pleasure


Reading books is one of the wonderful charms of a cultured life. The man who doesn’t read book is imprisoned in his immediate world. It hits our narrow, delicate, intolerant views with new ideas and strong facts. It stimulates growing up instead of growing old.

A good book takes a reader to different countries or ages. W. Basil Worsfold says, through literature we learn wisdom from Aristotle, geometry from Euclid, law from Justinian and morality from Christ and St. Paul. Creative literature attracts all. It nourishes youths, entertains the old, and soothes adversity. Really, it prepares us to face life cheerfully. Good books let us into their own soul and lay open our own secret. Reading is the great form of learning and enjoying. Let us play with each words of book and explore the real happiness and joy.

Sometimes when we are required to read so many books that other people want us to read, we forget that we can still read for ourselves. Reading becomes an exercise in choking down as many pages as possible — while retaining the relevant information for that test or essay. Then, when we finally have the diploma or the degree (or we move on with our lives), we breathe a huge sigh of relief. Yes, you may need a break from reading… but don’t let academia ruin the pleasure of reading forever. Reading is fun. It’s just a matter of remembering what you once enjoyed reading. Get back to it!

A good book excites thought, increases our vitality and influences our personal conduct. A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. They are the true friends; they will neither flatter nor dissemble. I am sure you live several lives while reading it.

All books aren’t the best. There is one saying “Don’t read health books, you may die of misprint”. So, sometimes, they are fatal. We can pick up a book from the libraries of our interest. It can be literature, biography, or history and many more. Great poems and novels also give us an insight to us. For a look, Shakespeare’s Macbeth mirrors our dishonest ambitions.

One day, somewhere if you feel lonely, don’t get disappointed, be a friend of a good book, conquer each word and play with them. You will get the real pleasure


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