“Pain is the best teacher. But nobody wants to be his student.”

Why should we read books?

There is this conversation between John Snow and Tyrion Lannister in the Game of Thrones series.

John Snow: Why do you read so much?

why should you read books

Tyrion Lannister: Look at me and tell me what you see.

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J.S.: Is this a trick?

T.L.: What you see is dwarf. If I’d be born peasant they might have left me out in the woods to die. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock. Things are expected of me. My father was the hand of the king for 20 years.

J.S.: Until your brother killed that king.

T.L.: Yes, until my brother killed him. Life is full of these little ironies. My sister married the new king, and my repulsive nephew will be the king after him. I must do my part for the honour of my house. Wouldn’t you agree? But how? Well, my brother has his sword and I have my mind and a mind needs books like sword needs a whetstone. That’s why I read so much, John snow.

That’s why you should read more books!

Cheers,
Rahul Kuntala