Bidyut Ku­mar Sanyal

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Comment - In­ner Voice com­prises con­tri­bu­tions from our read­ers. The views ex­pressed are per­sonal In­ner­voice@hin­dus­tan­

There is a strange con­nec­tion be­tween homes and books. While books en­rich us with knowl­edge, our home is the com­fort­able cor­ner where we can al­ways re­turn. And when a home is filled with books, it’s noth­ing short of a heaven on earth. In our spare time, books are our best friends, giv­ing us joy and en­light­en­ment.

While books nur­ture our souls and make us feel ex­tremely happy, the loving bond among fam­ily mem­bers keeps us to­gether. It is a good habit to ac­quire and share our knowl­edge with our fam­ily mem­bers. The best ex­am­ple of such to­geth­er­ness is seen when el­derly peo­ple in joint fam­i­lies im­part knowl­edge to the young ones. This prac­tice cre­ates stronger bonds and also helps de­velop com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills be­tween friends, so­ci­ety and even with our neigh­bours. So while we en­rich our­selves with book­ish knowl­edge, our mind­set ought to be rich and evolved too.

Books also help us main­tain a con­ge­nial at­mos­phere at home. There­fore, books and homes are very sim­i­lar and at times, can be treated as two sides of the same coin. In­side our home, we look for peace, hap­pi­ness, and while read­ing books, we seek knowl­edge and wis­dom. With­out both th­ese el­e­ments, life would be­come bor­ing and dis­gust­ing. In­cul­cate the habit of read­ing books and also share the gained knowl­edge with oth­ers.

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