Use of Books (Books are our best friends)
Books are our best friends, there is a saying. Books
are the ones which give us enormous amount of knowledge. We go to school
and learn a lot of new stuff. We are taught a lot of things and we are
told some things. But to completely understand all concepts in the
subjects, we need to read and consult the books.
The people who tell, teach or advise us are not
always there with us. But the books are always with us. We can
refer to them and clarify our doubt or remind ourselves of some point we have
forgotten or learn a point which we have not looked into so far.
Books may be costly to buy. But good books are worth
more than the money. They give some thing more than money can give.
When we are traveling and have to spend time on the journey , it is good
to read books. When we are at home and have nothing very important or
urgent to do, it is better to read books. The time is well spent
and we gain interesting things.
We need to put the books to good use. We need to
organize them well. We need to read the right kind of books at the
right time. Often some people with disturbed mind try to read the
great and sacred epics like Ramayana or some Sthothras of Gods to keep their
mind occupied and to regain peace of mind.
Books written by great persons generate noble thoughts in
us. They give us analytical skills. They help in conceptualization
of concepts and practical problems. People some times ridicule some
serious book readers. It is important to be practical in applying the
knowledge gained from the books and not just remain readers.
Good use of books means learning the appropriate knowledge,
let it be technical, language skills, or general knowledge or fun related
stuff. We shine with bright face and have more confidence in ourselves
when use the books. It is also very important to note down
important points, thoughts, doubts or footnotes in a good note book when we
read the book.
We should use the books carefully without damaging
them. We should keep them safe from wet environment and keep them away
from dust. We should not make a lot of drawings or funny and crazy
remarks on the books, ridiculing any body or any concept. One good
advantage of using books is that we can select what we want, we can read what
we want and whenever we want.
In the modern world, books are also changing their
appearance from hard copy in paperbacks to ebooks on Internet. It depends
on whether we are comfortable reading a hard copy or a soft-copy on the
computer. Finally, I will say that, we have progressed in this age
this much because of the great laws, concepts, sciences, thoughts, inventions,
discoveries and their efforts that were documented by our ancestors in the form
of books. Those books have accelerated the the progress of our