“Eve never read a book in my life”, “Reading takes too much time”, “Why read when you can watch? ” These are the types of phrases and questions our current generation frequently seem to say and ask when any type of literature comes to mind. Literature has unfortunately become a “dying fad” of modern day and this evolution has affected dominantly adolescents with how they interact with others. With testing, writing and speaking, teenagers and even adults have grown the habit to communicate in those ways illiterately. Also, reading novels and such make people ore open to different situations.
If I Had My Life To Live Over by ERM Bombers exemplifies this where she lists things should would have done before finding out she had a fatal disease. Furthermore, people should read literature because it enables one to express themselves with the words on a page, or screen and apply it to their lives. Lord, Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black by Runlet Nina Ebb exemplifies not only black people who are insecure of their color, but can be applicable to every other race. Literature is so crucial for the preparedness of a Job, business, or any profession, cause that is what gets one to be successful and intellectual.
By constantly reading novels, newspapers and any of the sorts, it helps expand one’s vocabulary with the exposure of words unheard of. Because of this, one would apply these words, if exercised, to their every day vocabulary and not become so repetitive with what they write, or say. With the routine of reading literature, this unhealthy habit would be broken that would also be beneficial for careers and such that are need for professionalism. Without the practice of reading literature, one will sound illiterate ND that makes their first impression depreciate which can harm one’s future.
The solution to this is to easily give motivation and encouragement to one another in order for them to grasp the desire to not be content with their own vocabulary and to go beyond that. There has to be something that moves one to become greater, because I believe everyone has the potential. Along with this, reading literature makes people have the personality to be more understanding with various types of situations. In If I Had My Life To Live Over, ERM Bombers wrote a list of activities she sis she would have done that she no long can do because of her fatal disease. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle” is one of the things Bombers wished she would have done, because she lacked appreciativeness of the good that came in the end, but the process was apart of the good and she did not realize that (Bombers). It may sound cliche©, but the quote, muff never know what you have until it’s gone” is very true, cause one never truly knows the value of what they have until it is completely out of their lives forever.
In Bombers case, she inherited a disease that hindered her from doing things she could no longer do which prompted her to write this poem in the first place. Not everyone may experience this type of tragedy, but it gives one a sense of someone else’s troubles and the way they portray it. Runlet Nina Oboe’s Lord, Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black displays a powerful poem where a black women becomes insecure of her color and questions God as to why she was made in that mage. “Why did You make me someone the world wants to hold back? Portrays the woman feeling like every individual that does not look like her looks down upon her just because of her skin color (Ebb). She excludes herself from the world, because everyone else rejects her out of society (“They say I’m too dark or too light”) (Ebb). God then replies to the women and brings counterarguments to show that she was made in His image and nothing else. “l didn’t make you in the image of darkness. I made you in the Likeness of ME! I made you the color of coal from which beautiful nomads are formed” exemplifies what God said with how beautiful she and all black people are.
The determination and pursuit of God is supposed to comfort and be secure of her skin color. Because of this piece of writing, it can inspire another who has trouble with finding the words to express one’s feelings and emotions. Literature has that affect and ability to capture the sensation of the moment and transfer to someone else’s mind for them to experience as well. Reading literature only has positive outcomes that last a lifetime. All it takes is a little motivation and encouragement that pushes one to become devoted to expanding his, or her vocabulary not only for every day life, but also for the success on a career, or profession.
The “dying fad” cannot become extinct, because it is essential for the openness of the mind concerning different types of situations that people do not typically go through. This therefore molds people to become more understanding towards a difficulty or struggle one may be going through. Just as in If I Had My Life To Live Over, Bombers poem makes readers realize how precious life is and how people basically waste it away as if nothing wrong can happen to them.
Unfortunately, Bombers had to be that person to experience that, but she used her sadness as a testimony for people to recognize that anything could happen to anyone and everyone should take every second in appreciation. As with Lord, Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black, Ebb Justifies that all should literally be comfortable in their own skin and proud of whom they are. Having God’s response is her way of telling people to let go of their insecurity. Literature teaches many things that anyone can learn from and only grow from, but it takes their part and action to actually succeed in what ever they do.