It was twelve years ago when someone bought me my first astrology book. It was a Christmas gift, and I was so thankful. Before the following year ended, I was hooked and totally interested in whatever this beautiful art had to offer. As the years went and my studies grew more intense, an idea popped into my head.
I thought in order for me to learn astrology-like really learn astrology, I should probably buy books from the time when it was most widespread and popular. Sometimes people hide information from you if they feel like you don’t need to know about it, but I wanted astrology in its rawest form.
The problem with the internet, or information on the internet, is that it can change right before your very eyes. Let’s take a site like Wikipedia for example, I love Wikipedia, but someone can go on there and change any details whenever they want. Did you ever read something on the internet and then revisit the same article a year or two later only to find it changed or edited in some way?
Books, good old books will be around forever, and once they’re printed, they’re printed! You can’t edit a paperback or a hardcover book, thus, the information in it, will remain as it was on the day it was published.
Why does this matter? Well, besides for protecting your sanity, there was a statement someone made that everyone seemed to be in agreement with until recently;
“If we don’t remember our past, we’re doomed to repeat it.”
First statues, and now books. Americans seem to be having a real problem with dealing with our past history. React emotionally, destroy everything, and just throw it out-that’s the motto right now I guess, but burying our problems is archaic way of dealing with them.
My blog post is in response to an online article written by Madison Dapcevich, titled, “Did a Minnesota School Toss Library Books to Erase History?”
I don’t know the answer to that, and I don’t know if that was the case at all, however, I’m curious to know what the Media Specialist at Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear, Minnesota, meant by “weeding out-outdated books.”
Can a book ever be outdated? Maybe I’m a little bias here because of my love for books, literature, and writing in general, but I think the answer to that question is no.
A book can never be outdated-so my next question is, “What books has the Media Specialist personally decided to throw out?”
Have a wonderful evening!