Here is a small snippet of my friend Dustin Nickerson doing a stand up routine talking about Seattle. So true. The Pacific Northwest is a crazy, weird, awesome rain filled place.
I love to read. Even with my passionate desire to grow I sometimes find reading a challenge. What is even more difficult than reading books? Reading old books. I have been more intentional about reading books and reading lots of them in the past two years. One of the things I have been most intentional about lately is reading old books. I started by accident and by necessity reading old books but most recently I have done it on purpose. This is largely due to a C.S. Lewis quote I stumbled upon a few months back.
Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books. All contemporary writers share to some extent the contemporary outlook—even
“‘The key to most growth and leadership is found in being willing and available, rather than thrilling and unattainable’.”
“a man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village…[and one] who has lived in many times … is in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age”
“Grace and Truth: How to handle issues culture brings our way”
by Sam Luce
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June 30, 2013