When we do not have a reading routine, it is easy to believe that we were just not born to read, that it is something that wasn’t made for us or that books are not really important and that it is impossible to allocate time to gulp some pages.
Personally I remember that the only books I could read were academic books. I used to see novels and books that were not related to academics as a waste of time. I always had the desire to develop a reading habit, but every time I tried to read a book I found it so hard and boring, so I would give up after 10 pages.
I thought I knew the importance of books but I didn’t. Only someone who isn’t aware of the magic books carry would not be reading.
When you indulge into this culture, you instantaneously notice that reading gives you access to an experience that is deeply personal yet shared with the writer and the world they lived in, whether it be through story or through the sharing of information.
Why is reading important?
We often underestimate the power of reading. From time to time we have wondered why reading is important?… There seems so many other things to do with one’s time.
Reading is important for a variety of reasons. We will look at some of those fundamental reasons below:
1. It develops the mind and your comprehension skills.
Communication is the most important tool which can be transmitted through reading. As you communicate through reading, you understand more, and thus you can communicate better with people.
2. Reading develops the imagination.
With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world…or even out of it! They can be a king, or an adventurer, or a princess, or… The possibilities are endless. Non-readers never experience these joys to the same extent.
Through reading, you begin understand the world more. You begin to have a greater understanding on a topic that interest you, and you create a structured path towards a better understanding and better actions to take in the future.
4. Preparation to Action
In today’s world, getting reviews and feedback from other people can make a big impact on your next decision, and the pros and cons of each choice. When asked about which superpowers they which they had, two of the wealthiest men in the universe (Bill Gates and Warren Buffett) both said that they wish that they could be the fastest readers in the world. Now let’s analyse why;
As we know knowledge is powerful. The ability to learn faster is most certainly a superpower. It enables you to develop your analysis skills, know events of the past and to predict the future.
5. Gain Experience From Other People
When we are reading, we are actually gaining the knowledge and experience of someone.
This is so important because it can hasten your success towards a goal, as you don’t need to repeat the same mistake while focusing on the right path in achieving one thing.
6. Boosts Imagination And Creativity
Reading exposes you to a world of imagination, showing you nothing is impossible in this world. By reading, you are exploring a different angle to see a thing you’ve known, on how different action leads to different results. Books are beyond imagination. It’s like a huge spider web, where you keep linking to more and more to things you knew, and things you just learn, structuring new solutions and answers.
7. Still Doubt That Reading Is Primordial? Let’s Keep Going…
Reading helps to expand the vocabulary. Seeing how words are used in different contexts can give a better understanding of the word usage and definitions than the cold facts of a dictionary.
8. “The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword.”
Ideas written down have changed the destiny of men and nations for better or worse. The flow of ideas cannot be stopped. We need to read and research to build on the good ideas and expose the bad ideas, before they bring destruction.
9. Exposes Yourself To New Things
Through reading, you will be able to find new information, new ways to solve a problem, and new ways to achieve whatever is it which we are looking for in life. Who knows, you might find your new hobbies within it.
10. Connects Your Brain
Reading connects directly to your brain. In silence, you seek for more; in silence, your brain is clear and focuses. Thus, you learn and grow by adopting different views from the author and understanding why certain events occur.
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