Saturday, April 1, 2017

Some New Books For Alex


Song:  Time In A Bottle

Artist:  Jim Croce



Alex's mother bought some more books for Alex's leisure reading.

Alex loves books...
especially ones on Mathematics and Philosophy.

However...
Alex also loves the classics, along with other works of great fiction.

Alex's mother frequently orders new books for Alex to enjoy.
These books had just arrived today.









This type of book is especially valuable to all children...
no matter their interests.








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Books are the key to a child's development of his mind.

They serve as...
more than any other form of media...
time in a bottle...
from which the child may drink in the wisdom of the ages.

A good book conveys knowledge...
teaches morals, values, and ethics...
and gives correct patterns of thinking
(correct only when it is the most efficient means
to the highest sustained rate towards the greatest end).


Good books are a child's most valuable friends.

Through them...
he will meet truly great people after whom he will model himself.

The same process happens with girls.

A male will learn of examples of true love...
of how a selfless and deeply caring female character acts...
and he will fall in love with this character (this is the aim of the good author).
He will then fall in love with the woman of his dreams in real life 
when he sees these same actions and attributes being unfolded before him
in that rare woman whom had also read and loved similar books...
and so...had modeled herself after them...
and then sees her dream man looking at his dream woman.

This is how love at first sight is not only plausible...
but becomes highly probable...
as the later man sees the image of his boyhood mind 
from which he had conjured as he read of his perfect woman.

This is also how a boy grows to be a man.
When he reads of great deeds by great men...
and whose great attributes he models himself after...
and who subsequently acts in synch with the focus of his great admiration.


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Now...
what a child drinks in...
will greatly affect the outcome of his life.

Just as not all drinks are good for a child...
not all books are good for a child.

Just as a steady consumption of soda will rot the body from within...
so may the steady consumption of immoral or irrational books do the same.

Just as a steady consumption of crystal clear water 
will lead to a healthy state of being...
so must the books be of the crystal clarity of rational and high moral thought.

And...
just as the sweetness and healthfulness of fruit or vegetable juice 
will lead to, not only great health...
but will add a flavor which fills the soul...
so must the books be of love so great that it transcends that of pure rationality...
and into the realm of pure magic.
















2 comments:

  1. Those new books sound interesting. I looked up the Alex Bellos books on Amazon and may get one. If my son doesn't want to ready it, I will.

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  2. Perhaps Kai will love the books on reasoning also. There are a lot of fun books which teach basic reasoning off of Amazon.

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