I love reading. Not just a little bit. I love it immensely. It might be a borderline addiction.
Knowing that I will never get a chance to sit down with all the great theologians, physicists, marketers, evangelists, investors, and (insert a profession here) is troubling. There’s so much knowledge that they’ve gained over the year that I want to tap into. But because I have books, it’s like getting a four hour personal interview with each of them.
That is priceless. With books one idea can cause a major pivot in your life. One idea can change the way you approach something. An idea can change you.
So start reading.
P.S. As a rule of thumb, if you read books over 40 years old, you’re far more likely to stumble onto something good. The good things tend to stick around.