A thoughtful post from Meg Dowell that speaks about books and the benefits of discussing them with others.
Sometimes things happen around us that make us feel helpless and sad. What power do we really have to make the world better? It seems like books aren’t enough to make the kind of difference all of us, deep down, want to make.
Writing, reading and discussing the words we come across is about as constructive as it gets. Ideas are just ideas until they’re put on paper, but their power is so often underestimated. Perhaps we don’t always have the right words to respond to tragedy or even the good things that happen, but someone else often does.
Here’s why, now more than ever, we should make an effort to come together, to read and discuss our thoughts, to have a well-informed, unbiased worldview, to improve the way we look at other people and think about how they might be feeling.
Reading teaches us to care about other people
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