Someone called the book a textbook of life, and this is a very true statement! It is the book that gives us a correct idea of the life and the world in which we live. It is not possible for a person to comprehend everything himself, on his personal experience – not enough for thousands of years to open all the laws and wisdom of the world, to invent everything that has been invented by mankind for many centuries, to comprehend all that was discovered by people and paid for by them at the cost of terrible mistakes and errors!
But not only textbooks, reference books and encyclopedias teach us how to live right and avoid the mistakes that have been made before us by many generations of people. Textbooks of life are also books with works of art. They teach us to communicate with other people, teach us the correct understanding of good and evil, give an idea of the spiritual world of mankind, develop our feelings, enrich us not so much in the sense of replenishing technical information, but in the sense of developing our abilities to understand not only our loved ones and other people.
And even though we were never at war, did not open America, did not invent bicycles – with books, with these great textbooks of life, it is not necessary to test and do it yourself! We will read about this, about people, about things, about events, and as if they themselves have experienced all this, felt it, discovered it! How much we save our time, how many mistakes we avoid! Thanks to the one who invented this great miracle – the book! Glory to you, Johann Gutenberg and Ivan Fyodorov, and thank you so much that thanks to your work we can enjoy reading books, absorb the huge and priceless experience of humanity!