A Benefit of Reading: Greater Perspective

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Books can take you places you may never be able to visit in person. Limit finances--not to mention the space-time continuum--make it impossible for you to travel to certain destinations. But a good book will "take you there" for a couple of bucks and a few hours of reading.

Sonlight is packed full of such books. My mom gave a few examples in a presentation back in October. (She starts talking about this subject at 4:40.)

By experiencing different people throughout the world and history, we develop a greater perspective on life. This helps us grow a heart for the world--a fundamental part of Sonlight's educational philosophy.

It's possible that this greater perspective I received from my Sonlight education is what has helped me avoid culture shock. I've traveled to several countries and have yet to feel like I'm in a truly foreign place. Sure, it's not home, but for all it's differences, it's not that unfamiliar. Could it be that all the "travel" I did as a child via the literature we read as a family prepared me for cross-cultural experiences?

I think so.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

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2 Comments

  1. se7en

    I just wanted to say I am loving this series... it is very clever and full of interesting bits and pieces. I unfortunately have nothing intelligent to add because my brain is full of getting to the beach and back. I tell you summer can be so tough!!!

  2. Luke

    I'm glad you enjoyed the series, Se7en <smile>. Summer... ah... we had snow over the weekend here. No fun driving to church on ice.

    ~Luke