Everyone tells you to read: your parents, your teachers, your friends. But have you ever wondered why? You probably think that reading is like homework; we read because we go to school or university. However, books don’t have to be about work, they can also be a way of leisure.
In this article, I will give you 8 Reasons Why reading is important. And hopefully, you will pick up an interest in reading.
1.Reading is important to function today:
The most basic reason to why reading is important, is so primitive and so basic that it might surprise you. Reading is important so you can get around with everyday tasks including: reading prescriptions on medicine bottles, or filling application forms. You might be thinking that this is very obvious, however there are still people in our world especially in underdeveloped countries that do not know how to read, and cannot do these simple tasks.
2.Expose yourself to new things:
Through reading, you expose yourself to new information, innovations, latest discoveries, celebrity news… Reading is a way to calm the inquisitive mind of the curious researcher, and it all starts by turning a page or scrolling down a screen.
Reading helps you become a better you. Through reading, you understand the world more and you create a structured plan towards a better future.
Reading helps you create a better version of yourself. When you research a certain interest, idea, or even hobby you understand yourself more and are able to follow these interests or desires to the person you want to become. Reading helps you create a plan to become future you.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles W. Elio
Reading increases the understanding of the rules of life, for you to adapt, adopt and accommodate into the society better. For example, if you learn more about sea water, you will learn more about it, and that you cannot drink it. So that the next time you go to the beach you will not drink sea water and suffer dehydration.
5.Preparation to action:
Before you act, you should seek help and guidance? Reading is the best consultant that you will find, it will guide you in your plan. This plan can be a simple or a complex plan. For example, you can read about how to cook a meal, and you will get step by step instructions. Or you can search for how to solve your life problems. Always read à learn à do à achieve.
Reading is a starting in the process, which builds you a solid foundation for you to grow and achieve something big.
6.Gain experience from other people:
When you are reading, you are gaining the knowledge and experience of someone. It’s like a mountain of gems for you to discover in books, which contain people’s successes, failures and advice. Through reading you will learn from other people’s mistakes, which is how humanity evolves. If we keep repeating the same mistakes we will go nowhere.
7.Tools of communication:
Through reading, you build a more solid foundation for communication. It is one of the most important tools we use every day to connect with each other. Whereas if you don’t read, you can’t even connect with the world and what people are talking about out there, including understanding what this article is all about.
8.Boosts imagination and creativity:
Reading exposes you to a whole new world, it transports you to a new realm that you create for yourself. It shows you the infinite possibilities and impossibilities of our world. By reading you are looking at the world through another point of view, you put yourself in the author’s shoes and see the world from his perspective. Reading boosts your imagination by creating links in your brain between things you already knew and things you just discovered.
So, after reading this will you change your thoughts about books and the importance of reading?