The importance of books in the life of a young person

Written By: / Career Guidance and Education / Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:23

Books are a royal treasure in which the thoughts and feelings of knowledge and wisdom are stored, not gold, silver or diamonds.  In today’s society where TV, radio, newspapers, computers etc. increase the knowledge of human beings, books cannot be left behind.  “Reading books is not a waste of time,” says one scholar.  A good book is like a good friend.  Reading a book not only enhances one’s knowledge, but also widens one’s perspective.  He comes out of the circle of narrow mindedness and adopts humanistic ideas.  Large libraries have been built in our society.  Libraries are no less than a boon for those who love to read books.
In today’s age writers are writing books on new topics which not only enhance our knowledge but also provide proper guidance to life so that the mind can be free from subject disorders.  Libraries cater to the common man’s desire for knowledge.
Parents should inculcate the habit of reading books to young children and by teachers in the school so that their knowledge can be continuously enhanced.  From the smallest to the largest book always increases our knowledge.  The only requirement is when and how to acquire this knowledge.  Books give us information about the past like wars of the past, wars, kings and emperors, martyrs, sacrifices of patriots etc.  Books tell us things we don’t know about.
Political books play an important role in getting information related to politics.  Literary books inculcate in the human being such knowledge which makes the human being aware, good thinking, good looks, contemporary and cultural aspects.  Apart from these, books also impart knowledge of many other subjects to us.  Good books have always played a constructive role in our lives.  We should encourage children, students, youth and people of all ages to read books so that a better society can be built and the evils spreading in the society can be curbed.
Books have a very important place in our lives.  But in today’s age the tendency to read books has decreased a lot.  Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly.  Students find it more important to use the phone in their free time than to read, but the knowledge we need to get from books cannot be obtained from any other source.
While the knowledge of books can make a human being a good, smooth, fit and courageous human being, if they are misused, they can also give a human being the opposite.  Therefore, good teachers can be used for good and competent knowledge.  Not every knowledge can be qualified at every age so the acquisition of knowledge is fine with age.
Books play a vital role in shaping our character.  We should befriend them, because a true friend is the right guide in life and books give us the right direction in life.  Reading books is not a useless thing but we get a lot of information from them.  So we need to understand their importance in our life and adopt them in our life.

About the Author

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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