Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
I’ve read a lot of books that have changed my views on things. I’ve read books that make me angry, books that I love, and books that make me roll my eyes. I think the most recent is The Drunkard’s Walk, which I wrote about a while ago. I am still trying to wrap my brain around some of the ideas in the book. They make sense, but they go completely against what I feel ought to be right, so they are somewhat hard to digest. Humans aren’t really good at dealing with logic or predictions. That’s one of the reasons why gambling is so lucrative – people think they’ll win, they feel lucky, they’re wearing their lucky shorts or earrings or whatever, and they end up giving casinos a whole lot of money.
I read Count Me In, which made me cry and laugh and understand my brother a little more.
The books which have made the most difference in my life are those who have stretched my understanding past my comfort level into places I didn’t expect to go. There are a lot of books like that in the world, but sometimes you have to read a lot of books that don’t challenge you or stretch your understanding before you find one that does.
Next: Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.