And finally, what should you read? Stuff you agree with or stuff you disagree with?
I’d say both. Besides travelling, broad-based reading is, in my view, one of the best ways to become a well-rounded, accepting, and non-judgemental person. In fact, I think it is a failure to read, or listen to, more than one viewpoint that causes much of the division and hostility in the world.
So it is, that I just finished reading a book that totally contradicts with the beliefs I was brought up with. But it makes me a better person, I think, because I now have a broader perspective, understand better those with contrasting viewpoints, and am challenged to reconsider, perhaps even modify, my own views.
If we all did that from time to time, the world would be a better place.
At least, that’s how I see it . . .