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2012 Week 10 – Read a book you will never pick!

05 Mar

Bucket Challenge: Read or begin to read a book you will never expect to read!

(Ending Sunday 11th March 2012)

It is always rewarding to read. We learn and discover new stuffs or ways of thinking. Sometimes it is like, through reading, we live a different life, have a new friend or a coach.

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.  ~Author Unknown

The problem is, as time passes, we end up always reading the same kind of books.

There is nothing really bad about it. The pity is that we aren’t developing further our ability to see things from different perspectives. This ability is so important, because it brings new solutions to problems, makes us more understanding and aware of the world. Most important, with this skill, we question things we never really think deeply about, i.e. our beliefs, habits, tastes, perceptions, or self-contraints. These elements, all together define our characteristics and form a big part of who we are, how we think, and what we do. They are the key elements of our being, but we rarely pay much attention to them. Isn’t that weird?

Each time, we question these elements, we become more aware of who we really are. We subsequently change, refine and strengthen our characteristics as well as ourselves.

Bucket list challenge promotes self-awareness and continuous exploring into ourselves, so we may have awesomeness in our life.

Many people think traveling is the only way to develop the ability of seeing things from different angles. But it’s not true. Traveling is for sure a great way to develop this skill, but it is not the only way. So don’t worry if you can’t afford to travel around the world. The act of reading many different kind of books, especially the books that challenge your beliefs and open your mind, is as valuable as if you were travelling.

So back to our challenge—read a book you will never pick!

You can go to a library and randomly pick a book or ask a good friend to lend you a book he thinks you will never read.

This challenge could be inexpensive and relatively easy to do, but don’t let yourself be fooled. The rewarding of doing this challenge is huge!

So keep being open minded when doing this challenge, don’t give up and let’s begin now!!

Let’s go!

Challenge: Read a book you never think about reading
Randomly pick a book or ask a friend to pick one for you.

Extra Challenge:

Read more than one book.

Goals:

To understand yourself better and the world.
Time required: 1 hours or more (depending on your reading)
Energy level: Low to Medium
Preparation: Get the book and be open minded.

Extra:
The Top 10 Fiction Books for Non-Fiction Addicts
50 books you must read


 
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Weekly

 

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2 responses to “2012 Week 10 – Read a book you will never pick!

  1. Hsing

    April 7, 2012 at 16:08

    Loic has picked a book for me to read “Waiden” by Henry David Thoreau (1854) (http://thoreau.eserver.org/walden00.html) Currently still reading in progress 🙂 Anyone else read the book? Care to share a little of what you think of the book? Thanks.

     
  2. Thanor

    April 7, 2012 at 16:10

    Cindy buys me a book from Kundera.

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unbearable_Lightness_of_Being)

    I read a quarter of the book and it’s interesting

     

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