“A well read woman is a dangerous creature”
This is just a quote i came to read during my early 20’s in which i proved, was so damn right and strong it would hit you center-forward.
When i was still in my elementary days i really envied my classmates because most of them has this mobile phones already, in this period mobile phones was still a little bit rare in children my age. So they got cameras on their phones, games which fortunately they also let me borrow and it was my “borrowed happiness”. But the thing that really caught me with this mobile phones is that you can text or call anyone, get to know some person living far or near you. I don’t know why seeing somebody text you gives describable sense of happiness.
For many times i bugged my parents to buy me one, but at all times i got were refusals and i really can’t understand why they wouldn’t let me have my own mobile phone at that age. I know we are not that rich but i was aware that my parents can surely afford to buy me one because each of them has their own phones, which they let me borrow if i wanted to call or text someone, but still i wasn’t really at ease in using their phones i wanted to have my own.
Most of the time i get mad at them for not giving me what i really wanted.
When the time of our elementary graduation came i was somehow expecting my father to give my the gift i have been asking him for such a long time.
Yes, i received a graduation gift from my parents but i was so disappointed it wasn’t the one i was dreaming of. Instead of giving me a brand new phone my father bought me a whole new set of Encyclopedia. I was really really disappointed and even forgot to thank him.
As years went by it was almost my last year in high school, i still don’t have my own phone. but that time i wasn’t that eager to have one anymore because maybe i was already used in not having one. And in those years my parents showered us gifts consisting of books, books, books. Not having any source of entertainment at home i would sometimes open a few pages of the Encyclopedias which i soon found quite interesting.
Months before my high school graduation i have already scanned all the pages of all our dictionaries and encyclopedias at home, i learned reading romance pocketbooks which would always make my mom very angry because she said they are adult books. i was so eager in reading that even after lights off at home i would endure using a small flashlight just to finish reading a novel i’m hooked into. And finally in those times i got my first own mobile phone.
Yes i was happy, but i realized i was happier with books. they give me strange sense of happiness and contentment i couldn’t explain.
Getting attach with books is like entering a wonderland and there’s no way of getting out. Adult life may sometimes divert your attention into some things but a bookworm will always find its way into this soulful pages.
Everything i’m doing and deciding for myself right now are those things I’ve read in books. Books take you to places you can never see in this earth. A reader is a person who has already lived a thousand lives and a thousand more depending on him. A reader is a person who every time he sees a book his heart just jumps of pure excitement and joy.
Today, i’m a 23 year old girl happy with my current situation. I will not say i had a perfect life of course there will always be imperfection but the good thing is that I’ve got to deal with strenuous adulting stuffs with courage and most of my actions are because of the things I’ve read and stored in my heart.
As a reader i have always believed in happily ever after, and nobody can ever change that what ever may happen in my life
So to parents out there, i would gladly suggest you do the same to your children as well. Try giving them books to read. The things they’ll be learning is something that can never be stolen. And the most important this is, books will only have positive effect on them no matter where you look at it and I’m just here to prove it.