I started to read books early. Sometimes they took too much free time from me, but they also gave incomparably more. The surrounding world, the secrets of nature, I learn from books. Several times I re-read the wonderful pages of the novel by the English writer Daniel Defoe “Robinson Crusoe.”
“The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” told me about how I experienced the loneliness of a “sailor from York.” After being shipwrecked on an uninhabited island in the West Indies, he managed to live on it for twenty-eight years, at first all alone, and then with the savage Pyatnitsa, to master this island and start a farm. With great interest I read the story of my stay on the island. Robinson Crusoe tells in detail how his life was arranged. I was struck by the desire and ability of a person to survive in difficult conditions. In an effort to provide himself with everything necessary for life, he works tirelessly, and the work gradually begins to dispel the despair that engulfed him after the shipwreck. Seeing that he can survive on the island, Robinson calms down, begins to reflect on the old life. And after much meditation he turns to reading the Bible, which he managed to capture from the ship. Robinson Crusoe made the conclusion that all the misfortunes that have occurred with him are a punishment for his sins, most importantly for disobedience to the will of his parents. Once alone with nature, the hero of the work has managed to see all its shortcomings. In his new position, he distinguishes between “good” and “evil.”
This is an eternal theme for every person, the most relevant in our time. “Evil” is the cause of all ills. “Good” always creates miracles in life and gives people joy. Many of these wisdoms teach me books.