Why love reading books


"Life has too many hard questions -- what career to choose, what religion to believe, who to marry, where to live, what politics to follow...

Wouldn't it be easier if I could just find one person who could give me all the answers?"

So I wrote a letter to my grandfather Joseph and asked him if he would be that person.

He wrote me back four days later, "Dale, sorry the world is too complicated. You will not find the answers all in one person. Over your life, if you pay attention, you would find a handful of people who can point the way."

I was disappointed.