The Best Advice You Could Ever Get From Books
Books are the source of knowledge and wisdom. What they impart to the readers is beyond the limitations we expect.
From fiction to nonfiction books, both have their relevance to our daily lives. Some are not evident but they impact little by little in our life setting. They slowly grow inside of us.
The following are some of the best advice that you get from books:]
"Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you."
A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
This line is very important as in today’s setting we are blinded to what society wants us to be. We do what society dictates to us. Through this process, we lose our very own identity and recreates the wants of society. We should create the definition of ourselves. If we know who we truly are, their hurtful words will not matter. Our perspective towards ourselves should be our basis.
"Being a hero doesn't mean you are invincible, it means you are brave enough to stand up and do what's needed."
The Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan
Hero is not all about being able to fight and not to feel fear. Rather a true hero is being able to withstand the fear and circumstances they are in. They faced it heads on. Fear is only a natural occurrence in an unknown situation and standing up against this and being able to overcome is what true heroes do.
"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
Death is an inevitable part of our lives. We should aim to live. Do what we truly love and makes us happy. Let’s live truly.
"But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them."
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
We have an option in our lives in what course to take. To do things that we truly like or to live what we others dictate to us. We have an option on what we want to do with our lives. There might be instances where things do not go as we planned they should be, but we have the option of how we improved it.
"People don't complete us. We complete ourselves. If we haven't the power to complete ourselves, the search for love becomes a search for self-annihilation; and then we try to convince ourselves that self-annihilation is love." —Fear of Flying, Erica Jong
The journey of completing ourselves lies solely by our hands. We do not need others to feel whole. To love others, we need to have a hundred percent self-love towards ourselves before we can love others completely.