Video from The School of Life
"Today, there are too many people who believe that literature is simply not important or underestimate its abilities to stand the test of time and give us great knowledge.
There is a stigma in society that implies one who is more inclined toward science and math will somehow be more successful in life, and that one who is more passionate about literature and other art forms will be destined to a life of low-paying jobs and unsatisfying careers. Somewhere along the line, the world has come to think that literature is insignificant." from the article: 7 Reasons Why Literature Is So Important
"On my arrival in the United States I was surprised to find so much distinguished talent among the subjects, and so little among the heads of the Government.” Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835." This seems so relevant today!
Literature transcends time. It allows you to see in your imagination what others have experienced in all aspects of life. Their really is nothing new under the sun but if we can learn from someone else's mistakes or experiences we can save ourselves not only time but adversity and suffering.
Books, literature is massively important!
The rise of Western Culture that has resulted in America for a long time in having a high standard of living and a innovative culture was brought about by people reading and learning.
God does not approve of ignorance.
Hosea 4:6 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
because you have rejected knowledge,
I reject you from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.
Pick up a book, go to your library, you might learn something!