This week’s Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading asks…
“This week’s musing asks…
Other than for school, do you read books to learn how to do something? What was/were the topic(s)?“
Umm…not really. Other than for school, I don’t deliberately read books to learn something. Most of the books I read are for pure entertainment only.
I read The Art of War last year, without really intending to learn anything from it. I mean, it’s a book on ancient warfare techniques. When am I ever going to be in a situation where fighting skills are going to be necessary? But I did end up learning something from it. The most important lesson I learnt from it was to be aware of my surroundings and of other people’s intentions all the time. It is something I already knew but reading Sun Tzu’s words only reaffirmed my belief in being prepared for anything at any given moment.
Excellent response. I’ve read Art of War also but now I want to re-read …
Here’s mine http://kirstenmortensen.com/musing-mondays-cannot-tell-a-lie.htm
Thanks! Ah finally someone else who has read The Art of War! 🙂
That Art of War book sounds pretty interesting. At least you got something out of it! 🙂
Yes it was prtetty interesting but I had to read cautiously and reflect on what I had just read. In the end, I did manage to get quite a few nuggets of wisdom from The Art of War.
Ooh! Sounds like an interesting book – I may have to look into it! 🙂
Here’s my Musing Mondays post. 🙂
The Art of War is interesting. But I don’t know if I’d recommend this book to everyone. One may find a passage or a few lines that may really mean something to them or they may think it dull and find that this is after all a mere book on military strategy. In the end, it all depends on how one chooses to look at it. 🙂