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Books Make You Grow Several mind-blowing books out there change you after you read them, and stay with you for a very long time. While some of them might make you mad over something, others will make you cry at the injustice and unfairness of life. Then there are books that will help you grow as a person. You might not be the same person you were all those years ago and while events and people might have played an important role in changing you and helping you get to where you are now, what you read also defines you. Every part of your personality has a little bit of infusion of literature in it. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet is a classic example of a book that will let you realize that the essence of life flows from a deep emotional crevice within your soul. Kappus defines life by stating, “Dig into yourself for a deep answer, and if this answer rights out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must”, then build your life in accordance with this necessity.’ Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is an enchanting read, which will dazzle you, and within its simplicity and inspiring emotions, you will know that it is much more satisfying to find the treasures within your soul rather than all the worldly riches combined. riches combined. Books like The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein dictate that unforgetta- ble perceptions about reality will change us and help us grow into a better person. Stories that explain sadness, grief and the concepts of consolation are parables that create an effective interpretation of the choice of giving by a person and the capacity of another person to accept. Lars Andersson’s The Force of the Universe teaches us that despite all the troubles and threats in this world, we can still hope to live in harmony and strive to use our full force and vitality to realize our dreams. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins trans- forms the way you perceive the concepts of human evolution and behavior. Books can open 42