I believe books take me on a journey through a different people’s lives and I see another form of opinion on a broader scale than on just my own thoughts. Books let me gain knowledge by having a new vocabulary before my eyes and I have a better understanding of many topics. I believe that books are the best form of pastime in any way imaginable. Books also lend to the advantage of having a mass spread of ideas and having them more elaborated on.
Books give an exploration through another person’s point-of-view and I do not even have to speak to that person directly. In Ted Dekker’s book Thr3e, I learn his idea that good does not exist without influences from evil. Just by reading the story I get his message that without an evil force imposing on the good actions I want to take, I can not really see how good my actions are trying to become. Ted Dekker creates a world that is easy to understand by telling me his theories on paper. In truth Anne Frank said it best when she stated “paper is more patient than man” because if I did not have the works of novels to talk to me, I would be more narrow minded simply because I listen better reading in my own mind than listening to a person talk to me. Plus sometimes my own opinion while somebody is talking makes me deviate from the true idea trying to be taught.
In the vast world of technology taking over, books have a more creative approach to spreading many forms of discoveries or new ideas and giving a better understanding to what is being taught. In a book, the author has free rein to developing thoughts because of the lack of restraints that other mediums impose. Without books Newton’s theories or great philosophers like John Locke’s ideas would not have been spread and gravity and the social contract would not have been worked into the patterns of daily life.
Books not only influence my life by making me smarter and giving me a better understanding, but books help the world open minds to new ideas and prosperity. The creation of books brought the world to prosperity and they will continue to help the world expand as long as they are in circulation because ideas never cease.