Reading makes a man perfect
“Reading makes man perfect,” means that anyone who wants to be perfect man must keep on reading. A perfect man does not mean that one who has a mind filled with ideas or one who has good knowledge. Certainly, school education can fill the young minds with a certain amount of ideas and knowledge. But, it is not mean that the ideas and knowledge make a perfect man because he is a graduate of a middle school or even a university. A perfect man can also make a mistake because he/she may have good knowledge and experience in some field, but he/she has not knowledge and experience in all fields. For example, a carpenter’s experience is different from a barber. Similarly, a doctor’s experience is different from a lawyer. Therefore, no matter, how high our education may be or how much experience we may have, we cannot become a perfect man unless we keep reading.
Every man is busy with his thoughts and activities everyday. A man could not get proper time for reading due to his busy schedule. But, reading is necessary for us, as an educated man.
Our life is too short to gather some knowledge from the ocean of knowledge. What we have read in the school and college is not enough even for earning, our livelihood. Therefore, to gather knowledge we have to read a lot daily. It may a book of history or economics or geography or politics or any other subject in which we have some interest. So don’t waste your time and try your best to find out some time to read books of your interest. It increases understanding of subjects and you can gain confidence and knowledge.
A love of books is always pleasant and never loses interest. Books are man’s best friend. Books contain wisdom of all ages. One may read them and become wiser. An hour spent in reading is the best way of enjoying one’s free time. If a person is kept busy with books, he does not think of any mischief.
According to Omar Khayam, the poet of Persia, a desert is converted into a paradise if only there is a book of poetry.