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Reading leads to free public transportation! At least in a city in Romania…

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We often misjudge and misinterpret people. People who walk, talk or ghostly shiver around us. We sometimes look at them, we sometimes don’t, but we rarely wonder about the story that stands behind a person. In a very busy world, we pass by real sources of inspiration, but we do not take the time to know them. I am writing about people who have amazing tales to tell and share with the world; people who may seem ordinary, but are in fact extraordinary.

We pass by or we judge people in the fast lane called life. Yes, we judge people according to our own predefined theories. It’s sad, but luckily, I have a story about someone you shouldn’t just pass by. Someone who started and encouraged projects regarding reading. You might remember the 9gag post in which someone succeeded in allowing free bus rides if people read a book while travelling.

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It was Victor Miron who came with the proposition to the Cluj-Napoca mayor. And now we actually have the chance to read his story. During our interview, he talked about his projects. “Cărțile pe față” is one of them. It is a project in which he encourages reading in public places (parks, coffee houses and many more) and also offers books. Why? Why not, would be a good answer? He comes with another response, simple yet incredible “The project’s secret tool is that it develops creativity”. And as he says we all agree that it is good to read. So, why not?

Victor Miron doesn’t just promote reading; he also writes. So he understands the value of words and the meaning of them. He says that, “For me it is a ritual to hold the book in my hand, to feel its weight, to smell its pages”. What would this man do with an entire library? – He would spread the books in buses, banks, pharmacies and other places, and he would create a system for people to know where they could find a book. A book for every place, a story at every step.

The most important book for Victor Miron is “The forty rules of love” by Elif Shafak, at least for now. He reads in the morning and at night, starting and completing a cycle every day. He runs a mechanic shop and he writes in weekends.

It would be lovely if we could read and understand every language. Victor would like to read “The little prince” in French, Dostoevsky in Russian, Don Quixote in Spanish and Elif Shafak in Turkish.

You might think that he is just a simple man, but behind this simple man, behind simple people, simple covers, there are many great stories. Victor will continue to write his story and promote reading through his next book about the behavior of people on social media. Furthermore, he will continue the “Cărțile pe față” project and he is eagerly waiting for the International Day of Books, which is on April 23 2016.

Victor Miron semn carte și Micul Prinț

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