Astrophysics, to me, is a topic reserved for some really smart people.
My initial motivation to read this book was to make myself appear to be smart by able to explain astrophysics to my peers. As I was going deeper into the book, I turn my motivation from being selfish to fascination and excited about our universe.
After reading this book, the cosmos is no longer as mysterious as it sounds. (Of course, there are a lot of unknown.) I am more equipped to understand whenever a topic about our universe are discussed.