Things that challenge my mind

@savypat (20246)
United States
October 15, 2011 11:57am CST
I don't know how many of you like to challenge your minds. I do and one way I do this is to read biographies of people who have done things and affected the world. If I can get autobiographies it's even better because then I have thought straight from them. I also get an educations on many subjects that I know little or nothing about.
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@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
15 Oct 11
I m a very philosophical person and so yes, I like to challenge my thinking. One gd way is really to read books, not juz reading biographies or autobiographies.
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@bagarad (13032)
• Paso Robles, California
16 Oct 11
Excuse me? I've always thought biographies and autobiographies were books. I have read biographies of several hundred pages that had a great influence on my life and thoughts. I don't read biographies of today's entertainers, but I've read lots by and about missionaries, politicians, world leaders, heads of companies, and pioneer women, and ordinary people who did unusual things. They were all books and they all challenged me to think.
• Singapore
17 Oct 11
I shld clarify...I mean books (incl encyclopedias) other than biographies and autobiographies.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
15 Oct 11
Hi savypat, I don't read as much as I once did, but I agree that biographies and autobiographies are a great way to educate ourselves. It is also how we can come to a realization of what one person is capable of doing. Blessings.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Oct 11
What I have found is most are just like the rest of us, with the exception of being very self centered and driven.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 11
I am also into biographies of great people who have done a lot in their lifetime on earth. The greatness of these people showed that human beings have great potential in reaching great heights of fame in this short life. They left behind their names for future generations to ponder on their great success and for us to maybe think how to emulate their greatness.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
15 Oct 11
I have only in the past few years really got into biographies. I guess I was thinking of them in the way they were presented in school..when I was young. I had no idea how amazing a biography could be. I really enjoy them now and I also like to watch them when I can catch them on the History channel. There really is a lot to be learned about the people but there is also a lot of info about the times they lived in.
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• India
4 Dec 11
I used to challenge my mind in some of the situations and challenges makes me to do my task fastly with out any lose in my energy. So challenges can make a winning personality or a winning person.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Dec 11
How about a winning person with a winning personality. I want to be one of those, don't you?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
19 Oct 11
From the time that I was a small child, I've always been an avid reader, so that is one thing that I do on a daily basis that definitely does challenge my mind. In addition to that, this year I've made it a point to try to write on a daily basis. Though many of the things that I've written about are things that I already knew about, there are other things that I write about that I have to do some research on, so that is another way that I challenge myself and learn at the same time.
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@jricky1 (6808)
• China
17 Oct 11
I feel so excited and optimistic when i'm thinking of what my biggest dream is.i would do whatever i could to reach my goal and not regret.Though sometimes may feel tired but anyway,this is our life,people would feel genuine when they have their life goals.Cheers!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
16 Oct 11
I believe reading is an education for sure and learning about achievements and challenges that others have experienced is a great teaching tool. Books are fantastic, the more we read the more we open our minds. Where would we be without books? It is amazing what we can experience trough literature and true stories...
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@bagarad (13032)
• Paso Robles, California
16 Oct 11
One set of books that really started discussions at our house were the memoirs of Ralph Moody, who wrote his first book, Little Britches, at the age of 50. He followed it with seven more books on his life -- as a young boy in a homesteading family in Littleton, Colorado, until he grew up and went into cattle ranching. His books are entertaining, humorous, and full of examples of families working together to survive in hard times. One learns how important it is to choose the right friends and business partners and we can learn from his mistakes. Even our kids enjoyed these. I also enjoyed Cheaper by the Dozen and it's sequels, and several biographies of pioneer and homesteading women. For a complete list, see my profile at Goodreads. I'm barbsbooks there.
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@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
15 Oct 11
it is probably a puzzle or a games that would challenge my mind.
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