Thursday, January 7, 2016

When's the last time you read an Old Book?

Blog quote #827...

"The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones." -Coach John Wooden.
Nothing against new books here. This is purely more of a statement that there is a plethora of wonderful writing and wisdom in the older books. For this conversation let's define older books as 'pre 1970.'
The world is always evolving and changing, mostly for the better, although sometimes for the worse. Yet,most of what's written these days has already been discovered back when, and just has a different twist, or some new and improved added wordage.
When is the last time you've picked up a good book, written more than 40 years ago? Classic authors such as Earl Nightingale, Dale Carnegie, John Allen, Zig Ziglar, Og Mandino, Norman Vincent Peale, and Napoleon Hill, to name a few.
You'd be amazed what was penned out of minds, even as far back as Socrates, Cicero and Aristotle's time. As an example, Cicero, born in 106 B.C. had this to say over 2100 years ago, about gratitude and jealousy "I never admire another's fortunes so much, that I become dissatisfied with my own."
So if you haven't done so lately, find yourself a nice classic, and watch yourself become fascinated with what is actually written on those pages. And don't forget about good 'ol Coach Wooden, who has a few masterpieces of his own.
That's my view...what say you? 
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