Warren Buffet, the University of Nebraska’s most famous alum, was asked during the university’s virtual commencement about the advice he would give this year’s graduating class. He related his comments to the question people are frequently asked: “If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?” and said that his advice would be “to read – then you can have a long lunch with anyone, living or dead.”
Buffet claims that he was called “a book with legs” as a child and has continued his love affair with reading throughout his whole life. It seems to have served him well!
Reading is a special art that requires you to slow down and focus on that task alone – which is probably why so many people are turning to podcasts, audiobooks, or other forms of absorption that allow the content to be part of the background instead of center stage. But in that delicious week between Christmas and the New Year when things have a more relaxed pace, make a date with yourself to have “lunch” with someone through reading a good book and continue a monthly lunch as a habit in the new year. You can start by having lunch with Warren!