Life And All Its Pages

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Kids grew up reading Dr Seuss, Geronimo Stilton, and amazing classics like Enid Blyton and her “Famous Five” series. Our imaginations stem from those books we loved as children. And from those children’s books, our interests grew into stories with larger and more complex plots, reflecting the timid life we live compared to those stories of grandeur and fantasy.

As we grow, we learn from books that are based on fiction and non-fiction and perhaps as individuals, we eventually learn to lean into the side we prefer. From all of that, the most important thing we obtain from it is the habit of indulging in a good book at the end of a long day or week. In the current era, with technology and a rapidly changing environment, reading perhaps could be the one thing that connects us to the ground beneath our feet. To feel the printed paper beneath our fingers and turning the page endlessly while smelling that unique scent of cracking open a new book.

As it happens, most of us slowly lose that feeling to the rush of life and chasing dreams, just as we were taught to do from the very books we grew up reading. As adulthood approaches, books allow us to prepare ourselves for the grand journey ahead. As an infamous Roald Dahl character once said,