Hi, everyone! I am Siddharth Singh and this is the story of how I fell in love with books.
It actually happened during the Lockdown. I was a ninth grader at the time. Reading wasn’t really my cup of tea. I was more into playing soccer. However, with no one to play with during the pandemic, I was pretty bored. I really had nothing to spend time with or on. All I would do was check out and forward random memes to my friends on Instagram. Then, one day, I stumbled upon this page, where they posted random facts, and that was the first time I actually felt compelled to begin reading.
Being a soccer fan, it should come as no surprise that the first book I read was about Cristiano Ronaldo. I also spent part of my time watching anime, which taught me a great deal about life in general. Within a matter of days, I had become a more open-minded person.
I also read a few books about mindfulness, which changed my perspective on life. I felt more at peace with myself, which was some transformation considering my notoriety as a short-tempered lad. Honestly, now it’s even hard for me to recall when was the last time I yelled at someone. I still find it hard to understand how such a major change could have come about by reading a few books. All things considered, I’m probably still nowhere close to being the best version of myself, but I know for sure that I’m on the right track.
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