Self-contemplation exercise

We all read. Well, most of us anyway. But now, having read maybe hundreds of books, can you recollect where it all started? Yes, I refer to your very first book. Can you remember which one was it?

We psychically grow through various means, one of the most significant being by reading. Therefore it would undoubtedly be truly interesting to know which was the first book you’ve read and how it affected your life. Ask yourself if you remember any detail, if it made you lust for more books or simply what message you got out of it.  With those fascinating questions we could understand our mentalities better, yet we seldom contemplate on how things begun.

Of course I do not refer to children picture books, but to real, profound books from which you’ve got a certain message. For instance, I’m not sure if it was my first one, but I recall reading “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” as a child. I remember devouring it, thoroughly living the story. It was then when I realized we only live once, and we should enjoy our childhood while it lasts, because later on life would get harder and harder. And yes, it did make some changes within me, and it made me wish to read more and more.

As my literature teacher would say, this is a “reflection homework”. The more we comprehend how our lives have developed, the easier we understand our existence. You should discover yourself more, know exactly who you are and what you want, and this type of exercise could be genuinely helpful for your evolution as a human being that understands its purpose in life.



3 responses to “Self-contemplation exercise

  1. The books I loved as a youngster were The Scarlet Pimpernel adventures, great excitement and, as I had read my way through the children’s library, these were from the grown-up library that my folks had to get special permission for me to read! Thank you for giving me that memory. 🙂

  2. I’ve read so many different books because reading has always been one of my favorite things. It’s actually hard to remember what book I read first and now it’s going to bug me all day until I figure it out. The two books that have stuck with me are Matilda and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. I haven’t thought about those two in a while; those books made me love reading even more. Thanks for digging that out of my head!

  3. The very first book, no idea! When I was 4, I learnt to read and write through spying on my elder sisters who went to school.

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