We all have roles to play in life, some of them are optional while others get enforced on us, regardless of how you fall into a role, you should try to fulfil its requirements to the best of your abilities. The two most demanding roles in a man’s life are that of a father figure and a bread winner, both of these roles have a direct impact on other people’s lives; people who are close to you. This is why one must prepare themselves before taking on these roles, and they should always look for ways to improve themselves so that they can continue to fulfil their duties properly.
One of the best ways one can improve themselves is by always being open to new opinions and information, taking in what others have to say about things gives you the chance to look at things from multiple angles, and in doing so you start seeing things in a completely different light. Reading novels, documentaries and biographies written by other people is a superb way of taking in new knowledge, because unlike information that you receive during a conversation, reading lets you analyse and absorb information at your own pace.
There are a number of books out there that any man should read in order to become a better father to their children and become a better bread winner for their family. When you read about the achievements and struggles of other people, you get this unique opportunity to become a spectator who sits on the side-lines and can go through each and every event as many times as they want. This ability lets you understand things so much better, and the things that you learn become a part of you, the best part is that books let you learn and gain new insights while having a good time.
A great example of a novel that is loaded with topics that will change the way you look at the world is “Atlas Shrugged”, a book that has a slow start but entangles the reader completely after the first few hundred pages. A book that is chalk full of information which can bring a huge change in how you view wealth and happiness is “The Ultimate Gift”, this book shows that a fictional story can easily carry a very real message in it.
There are some books that will change how you look at life, such as “The Lessons of History” and there are some that will give you food for thought, equipping you with arguments through which you can question the many faults and problems in society.
Overall, books have the potential to hone a person’s mind, to open their eyes to new viewpoints and new experiences without actually putting them in a certain situation. Through reading, one can transform into a better business man, a better father, a better friend and a better human being.