Read Carefully

When I was a teenager I read books about space, violence and men of action. Now I am ‘grown up’ I enjoy reading books about growing up.

If I had done this the other way around, would I have been a different person?

Quite possibly!

Perhaps I would have learned how to be a teenager at the appropriate time and then how to be a man later than that.

Literature. Hmm. Who would have thought that it would be the key to my character development?

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8 thoughts on “Read Carefully

  1. When you’re young, you want to be grown up, explore all that life offers, when you’re older and jaded about all that life doesn’t offer, you look back at your youth and wish you hadn’t wasted it wanting to be older. Today is today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow is for tomorrow, live in the now. And honestly, I think you do pretty well. You’re an inspiration to a lot of people.

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  2. For me, the key word here is ‘growing’, our expansion and growth is continual throughout our life time. I am learning and adjusting every day………….a quote from Maya Angelou came to mind when reading this post…………”when you know better, you do better”. I’m intrigued, which book/writer has had the biggest impact on the development of your character?

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    • I truly can’t answer that question because I have read so very many books. I read over a hundred per year – both fiction and non-fiction. The author Paulo Coelho springs to mind as does a book called Jonathan Livingston Seagul. Then I thing of ‘Mister God My Name is Anna’. After that I think of all the spiritual books I have read and the profound feelings I have whilst reading them. I’ll have a think about that – thanks for prompting me. πŸ™‚
      Kindness – Robert.

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  3. I think for me think scripture teach your child in the way he should grow and he will not depart from it so I think the things that we fill our mind with when we are young has an impact on who we become. So the answer to your question I think is yesπŸ’œ

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    • When I think of all the benefit I have taken from the very thing you speak of I have to agree with you, Joyce. God is there for us – we only need to learn how to let him into our lives more fully. πŸ™‚
      Kindness – Robert.

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