Imagine being in a shimmering castle complete with prepossessing embellishments and ambiance so heavenly that you forget all of life’s little predicaments and disappear into the exclusivity of paradise. Little princesses and princes move around adorably as you amble along brilliantly lit marble pavements and walls reflecting clear gold. This is all you want, a sense of absolute relaxation.
Sounds appealing doesn’t it?
Alas, Disney castles don’t exist, but while reading the paragraph somehow we can still vividly imagine being in one. Such is the power of words, ever-evoking imagination by painting a virtual reality in the minds of a reader. Thousands of children all around the world read fairy tales and simply disappear into the magic of it all. The same stands with adults, as we lie down with a book and see the world from the eyes of some other, we travel around, we undertake grand journeys in places that don’t exist, or just simply gain a new perspective on things. Either way, we experience something entirely new and exciting from the comfort of our own home.
READING HARDLY COSTS ANYTHING
Unlike computer games or stimulated virtual reality worlds, reading barely has any cost. You can find libraries like ours all over the world that give out free books. It takes effort, sure, but trust us when we say that it is entirely worth it. Because reading is special. You only use one of your senses, and yet feel things in a scale undisputed by any other source of entertainment. You get to actually live the lives of the characters in a story or delve deep into minds of great personalities. It’s wholly entertaining because despite being one of the oldest form of art, reading still somehow remains unimaginably unique.
If you have fun it usually means you give up productivity, right? Yes, except with reading– you actually promote productivity. Acquiring a hobby for reading is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. Some of them include:
- Improved Writing skills,
- A better sense of perspective is developed,
- Improved skills in reading materials required in everyday lives
- Entertainment without consequences
- Increased knowledge about the world.
IMPROVE YOUR WRITING
When you read, you are unconsciously adapting yourself to style and techniques of writing which, if needed, you will be able to use in your own writing skills. Today, being a good writer is essential in almost every field, be it to write your term paper, your job application, or a research report. Bottom line, it doesn’t hurt to know how to write better. And you can do a lot of it by simply reading. The same stands true for reading. Practice makes everything better, and so it is only natural that a person who reads often will be able to read faster and more easily the things he needs to read. And again, it doesn’t hurt to know, even if you don’t do all that much reading in your jobs or your everyday lives.
THE MORE YOU KNOW THE BETTER!
Gaining knowledge through reading as compared to other forms of media such as videos is better because firstly there is a lot more detailed content in a book than in documentaries of subjects related to it. Secondly, books remain unique in their ability to effectively impart content onto readers in a way that’ll stick for a long period of time.
READING GIVES YOU PERSPECTIVE
knowledge is only a part in the spectrum of things that boost intelligence and reading covers the other most significant part of it– perspective. Even if you’re just reading a fiction you’re experiencing the lives of people other than you. As such, be it fiction or self-help books or biography, you gain a different sense of the world and the things underlying it. The more you read, the more lives you’ll live. And the more lives you live, the more experience you have. You could even say that books offer you a chance to cherry-pick the parts of aging that help you become a better person by providing you with unlimited wisdom.
So pick up a book today. Dedicate just an hour a day for it and you will see for yourself what we mean when we say reading is fun, unique and beneficial. Put in a little effort and we assure you the benefits will be exponential. If you can keep it up for a month, we won’t have to tell you to read ever again, you will do so yourself.
Also, here’s a helpful site for free eBooks.