The most important life skill is READING.
It emancipates you to be your own person.
That is why I chose this message for this weeks writer’s quote because it very much express my desire that all people should be free — all people should read.
When I was growing up my parents surround us with books – I grew up with Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys and books that you can choose your own ending. When older my choices got older too and now I fancy just about anything but I am still bias to crime novels and biographies.
In the Philippines, in the 80’s we have fascination with Encyclopedia that most houses I visited have these books displayed across the parlor for everyone to see. Before computer become an “in-thing” in school we have SRA and workbooks that we thumbed all the time to get to the next page. We even have contest in speed reading and I think that helped me survived university because of the kinds of books we have to read back then.
Now everything is made easy. Library still do exists while e-readers are becoming more affordable so there’s no excuse for young people to not read. But remember also there are places that are deprived of access to books – donate! your old books can go a long way.
Help yourself be free – read books!
Help others to be free – donate books!
About the author Frederick Douglass