Why You Should Read More Books

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For some people, books are just means of providing information. But for others, books are means of living happily in this world. For some, books are just meant to be piled up in a corner. But for others, books are meant to be read – even to be displayed in front of other people.

Now, here’s why you should read more books:

It teaches you how to love.

Love is something we, humans, feel for another person. Love is something we, humans, feel for ourselves. But you know what? Love is also something we, humans feel for those characters who we’ve read growing up and becoming who they’re meant to be. Love is also something we, humans feel for those characters who we’ve read going through difficulties in life and going through life itself stronger than ever. Even more so, those characters I’ve mentioned? They’re parts of who we truly are. They’re parts of who other people truly are. Parts we have learned to love unconditionally over the years.

It teaches you how to accept.

In real life, difficulties can sometimes make us feel hopeless. But in book life, difficulties can make us feel hopeful. In real life, people can sometimes make us feel unloved. But in book life, people can make us feel loved. In real life, things can sometimes make us feel underprivileged. But in book life, things can make us more than privileged. And even more so, it makes us accept who we truly are and who other people truly are – no matter how the story ends and no matter how the characters live, without any judgments and without any reprimands, both in real life and in book life.

Check out books on acceptance to learn more about accepting yourself and accepting other people.

There are many reasons why you should read more books. These are only a few of them.

Do you know any other reasons why you should read more books? Share your thoughts with us on the comments section below!

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Bookish Notes: The Perks of Reading

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When was the last time you picked up a book and read for pleasure? Many people discover the joy of reading in childhood, but some seem to drop the habit as they grow old. Changing priorities, increasing responsibilities, and lack of time may be some of the reasons why many are no longer reading for pleasure as often as they used to. If you have not read a book it in a long while, now is a good time as any to rediscover the positive things about reading.

1. Broadens your knowledge. You could learn many things just by reading. You stumble on novel ideas or get introduced to interesting topics that could encourage you to learn more about them.

2. Exposes you to different cultures. Reading exposes you to different cultures you may not even be aware of. It enables you to learn more of diverse cultures and develop an understanding of the uniqueness of each one.

3. Improves concentration. Do you have problems concentrating, especially when doing tedious or time-consuming tasks? Consider reading as an opportunity to improve your concentration skills. Finishing a book or any reading material page by page is an exercise in attention and focus. You develop your ability to focus as you read more.

4. Lowers stress levels. Research indicates that reading for at least 30 minutes each day is one of the best ways to achieve relaxation. The next time you begin to feel overwhelmed by stress, pick up a book and enjoy reading even for just half an hour.

5. Promotes lifelong learning. Learning and reading are often interconnected. Cultivating the habit of reading encourages self-driven and continual pursuit of learning. It hones you ability to acknowledge and process new ideas or information.

6. Relaxes you. There is a sense of serenity in reading. You can briefly escape from the noise and chaos around you into the soothing pages of a good book. When things start to get loud and you become increasingly stressed out, take a break and read a few pages. It can relax both your mind and body.

7. Introduce you to interesting places. The joy of reading includes traveling to distant places from the comfort of your cozy nook. It sparks your creativity and imagination as you visualize the various places described in a book. You can even picture yourself in those places and perhaps find more inspirations to travel.

8. Widens your perspective. Do you often see things in black or white? Do you have trouble finding the middle ground? One of the good reasons to read is that it can widen your perspective. It gives you an opportunity to discover and explore different points of views.

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