Amir Timur conquered 42 countries in his life and also robbed immense wealth. According to Timur's biographers, he used to transport the treasure of war to Samarkand on horses and carts, which numbered in the hundreds, all from one conquest. He spent fifty years playing with swords and was a well-known world conqueror. He was also one of the few individuals to use both hands simultaneously.
He had an incredible memory and could write with both his right and left hand. Whatever he once heard or read, he never forgot it. All of his accomplishments and victories were lost in the sand. One aspect of Timur endured the test of time, and that was his handwritten book, "I am Timur," his autobiography. His limitless wealth and his 42 conquered nations became the stuff of a fairytale.
Amir Timur probably wrote this book in the Persian language. The work was unfinished when Timur passed away in 1405 and was first published in Britain in 1783 as a manuscript before being translated into 40 different languages. It was translated, published, and has been read nonstop for 229 years.
It is the greatness of the book. Knowledge and the book do not decay. The empires of people like Timur in the world end, but the pages left by their hands are not lost. They remain in the world as long as the thirst of readers remains. The book is the sole thing that separates an educated person from an uninformed person. The world is divided between the ignorant and the literate by the words of authors like Amir Timur, and nature maintains these books alive to uphold this division.
In all civilizations where books are extensively read, as opposed to those where books are not written, and libraries are lacking, you will find peace, tranquility, quality of life, tolerance, happiness, and spiritual happiness. Spiritual tension, grief, rage, intolerance, restlessness, and unrest are common in civilizations where books are not read. Despite life's blessings, people in such cultures nonetheless experience great levels of unhappiness.
Thousands of God-blessed individuals can be seen all around; they are powerful, wealthy, well-respected, influential, and in good health. But despite everything, their lives are without color. The fundamental cause of their constant displeasure and whining is that they are separated from the books.
Everything in life is attainable, but these things are not enjoyable without literature. Only books can give your accomplishments life, humor, and flavor. Famous warriors, conquerors, monarchs, and wealthy people would never have written or had books published if books were not more valuable than battle triumphs, power, and fortune.
Look at the biographies of the world's most successful people, from Alexander the Great to Bill Gates, and you will notice that every one of them left the world with a great book. This book also serves as a record of his successes, an analysis of his failures, as well as a commentary on the true meaning of life. We need to read these volumes to understand the true meaning of success and failure in life.
Reading is a habit that needs to be cultivated like any other habit. You can only include reading in your everyday routine if you prioritize it. Europeans accustom children to books before they enter school by taking them to bookstores, where they buy tiny books, and libraries, where they can check out books.
They develop the habit of taking a book with them when they leave the house as a result of this. People read in parks, buses, trains, and other public spaces in Europe, America, or any other developed nation. Everyone has a book or a newspaper in their hands, and wherever they find a seat, they will open it and begin reading.
Most books in Europe and America start with a million copies and eventually print billions. Although 31.38 million people live in America, 40 million books are published yearly. We too should purchase three to four books per month because, in terms of knowledge,
Europe and America are much ahead of Indo-Pak. Additionally, we should introduce our kids to literature, buy books for younger kids, and occasionally inquire about their favorite books. We should purchase books regularly, just as we do with home products.
While it is true that books are becoming more expensive, just like other essentials, they are still less expensive than clothing, shoes, and fried chicken. One should go to the store and get books for everyone at home from there. Only you can use a shoe you buy at the store; your son or wife cannot wear it, and you cannot leave the house wearing your wife's shoes. However, you can use the book you bought for your wife and kids.
Books won't go out of style or stale throughout your lifetime, whereas your clothes, shoes, and food will all depart from your closet and become stale. You have them by your side all the time.
We also produce kitchens and restrooms for homes and businesses. With them, we must create a study or a small library. Even if our home is too small for it, we can still create a few bookshelves next to a window. We can place a table and chairs in a room with natural light. Keep the chair and designate it as our study. When leaving your house, you can bring a book. Sit down, pick up the book, and start reading as soon as possible. You'll save time and avoid pointless interactions and chats.
Question is also a way to gain knowledge. Four thousand questions pop into our heads every day. If we maintain a little journal in our pockets and write down each one, we may reference books, the internet, and scholars as soon as we have some free time. Our knowledge base can grow if the answers to these questions are discovered. One's thinking will become constrained without books, which is more hazardous than ignorance.
As these are also excellent sources of knowledge, you should also utilize the internet, read the newspaper each day, watch a little TV each day, and see half a good movie once a week. Remember that there are only two ways to live: an uneducated animal who eats, drinks, reproduces, and dies or an educated person who finds purpose in eating, drinking, and procreating, making it meaningful and wonderful. This latter option is only possible with the help of books. Without literature, life is like an all-inclusive mango. But there isn't any flavor in it.
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