Reading your way towards change

THE power to change for the better always lies within the individual if he or she knows in which direction to change. That’s where reading books comes in. Permanent and meaningful change can come from a personal dialogue between the reader and an author who has decades of wisdom to share.

This week’s column is fulfilling a promise I made to a colleague who had invited me to speak on the subject of reading to inspire students and academics. However, I came down with a fever and could not make it on the day, and so I promised him I would write what I was going to say in that forum.

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