This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“Have you ever used a book to instruct someone of something or is there anyone for whom you would like to do that? (I don’t mean a text book for a class, but a work of fiction or non-fiction that would get a certain message across either through plot or character). What is the book and what do you wish to impart?“
I don’t think I will try to impart knowledge from any fictional book. I never say never. I may learn something about life myself from a fictional book in future but for now, no.
As for non-fiction, I have talked about the things I learnt from The Art of War by Sun Tzu to people I know. I read it 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.