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Blog Past: A Book as a Context to Think

August 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I write this a year ago:

I have experienced this so many times. A book that I am reading helps me think through a conundrum I have been contemplating and creates the space for coming up with interesting ideas and solutions. The book doesn’t even have to be directly linked to the topic – what it does is forces deep thought, and then the associations in the mind create something that wasn’t there before.

That is one of the reasons I love to read. Just the act of sitting for an extended period of undisturbed time with a book is guaranteed to push the mind in many different directions – some intended by the author, some unintended by the reader!

I don’t necessarily read every book immediately after I buy it. I let it stay around, and then some day, I will pick it up – and the book opens up its treasure chest of ideas. It is a wonderful feeling.

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  • 1 Statspotting // Aug 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Do you think about watching videos the same way? For many books today, that is an option.

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