A good book can open up the mind in a way nothing else can. A book transports us into the mind of the author, and makes us see the world through the author’s eyes.
I thought of this in a recent Book Club meeting. I had missed the past few meetings, so it was good to be back. I realised how much I had missed as I listened to the various books being discussed.
I really think everyone should not just read good books, but also discuss them with a small group of people on a regular basis. Create a Book Club of your own. Pick people who are very different from you, so you will get exposure to a world of books that is very different from the kind you read.
In my case, it has now been more than 12 years since we have been meeting. I hope you too can foster such ties with both books and a small set of book lovers.