Why to read books?

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one”

– George R. R. Martin

In 2012, I was in Pune during graduation. I was first time away from my hometown. Our hostel was different than typical hostels. We were allocated single room per person. That was the best thing. After college, I was finding ways to kill time. I would take long walks on streets earphones plugged-in, just observing the new location, the people, the restaurants, overall culture of a new city.

I would passby a book vendor daily. He was selling pirated copies sitting across the street. I had never read a book, besides school books, in my lifetime. It was an impulsive decision to buy a book called Alchemist. I judged a book by its cover; contradictory to the old adage. This was the best decision I made.

I am not an avid reader, I read 4-5 pages per day. The narration by Paulo Coelho kept took me to desert. This is a story of a Shephard who had a dream of finding the treasure, how he follows his dream by taking action, and what lessons he learns during the journey. Whatever decisions he takes are guided by the universe. Maktub i.e. something great is about to happen to us if we trust our guts and destiny. If you don’t chase your goal, then you are losing numerous opportunities, which you could have faced during the journey.

Since then, I’ve read many books. Lessons from Alchemist will stay forever with me. I always take risk by choosing different path, wether its a job change, learning something offbeat like German language, or reading a book on Forex. I try everything. Who knows what is written in my destiny, probably I’ll be in a different country in 2022. I don’t want to miss anything.

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Published by Chirantan Raut

Hi there! I am a health-tech blogger, an average book reader, food and nutrition enthusiast, and sales professional. Copywriting is the think that drives me. I can make the print on 'Buy' button fade away. No matter whether you are seller, buyer, performer, affiliate marketer, Amazon seller or an astronaut, you need to advertise with persuasion to make money. Power in words and their structuring can do wonders to make your inventory empty. 'Show me your library, and I will tell you what kind of person you are' is damn true. Books give you direction to your final goal. I read atleast 3-4 books per year. I'm here only because of the books. What is the purpose of daily life without proper food and nutrition? Health is wealth. Steve Jobs said that 'What is the use to be the richest person in coffin?'. Nobody wants to spend earned money in hospital bills. I make valuable content to food habits. I'm a rockstar on Quora! I love the art of advertising. I am creating a personal brand, you can check my IG. I have 2 years of sales experience. I sold fruit syrups to retailers, fruit juice at kiosk, mobile applications and softwares to hospitals, medicines to doctors and pharmacies and, Point of Sales machine to merchants. Sales taught me customer mindset, objection handling and most important, facing rejection. I had seen bad days and good days. Those days were worth my struggle. I will share my genuine opinions on health-tech industry.

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