I Read a Zillion Books. So What?

“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.”- Robert Louis Stevenson Once I met a digital entrepreneur. He was a smart young man. Extremely erudite with wealthy parents and strong educational background in business and marketing and so forth. We chatted and sat at a similar desk. Like many other digitally obsessed youths, we said hi in brief, smiled at each other and a moment later we had our eyes glued to our smartphone screens. It wasn’t because we didn’t like each other but we were on Twitter searching for each other’s handle and immediately follow one another on it. Megain Widjaja, this young man, seemed particularly made a great point to ponder when he appeared on stage that day and said,”You entrepreneurs are to read a lot to keep up with the latest knowledge yet please do not stop there. Read and then discuss, so there’ll be more and more brilliant ideas coming out”. He bluntly stated the reading habit alone will not ever get us anywhere. We have got to do something about the knowledge and vicarious experiences learned. I also found his proposition on reading is right. Cannot agree more on this. Reading is one thing and doing is another. I love reading and we all must in fact but avoid being too engrossed with books and forget our real lives. So the best practice would be how to learn more and more from piles of books to enrich our minds and souls and bring all these ideal notions in mind into practice.

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