My friend is much wiser than me. He, you see, brings at least two books with him every place he goes.
I sometimes bring a book, or my kindle, but sometimes I forget and I’ll just leave the house with myself, my keys, my wallet, and my cellphone.
Sometimes I get really, really bored.
He, on the other hand, always has two books with him to read, so he’s generally always got something to do if conversation slows down or if there’s a wait somewhere or something of the like.
The other day I asked him, out of curiosity, “friend, why do you always have two books with you? Why not just bring one?”
He gave the simplest, most elegant answer I could imagine, “Well, what would I do if I finished the first book and didn’t have the second book? Not read?”
So now, personally, I’m implementing a new rule that I’d like to share. I call it the two book rule. The rule is as follows: