Hold up – A Book

Not everyone has the forbearance of reading books. It is among the most primary habits that a person must pursue in life. A highly advantageous thing about books is that it comprises of a wide range of diverse and contrasting knowledge. Francis Bacon metaphorically mentioned that some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and few chewed and digested. This connotates to some books to be read-only in parts, others superficially while only a few are read thoroughly with diligence and attention.

Students And Books

Reading, a skill relevant and necessary in every field of academic, in a sense enables students to learn the content of their course while in another plays a magnificent role in improving their vocabulary. While reading, we encounter countless new words. More often than not, we read non-fiction in which a lot of words keep recurring, simply because they are concerning the subject. If we put in the effort to make a note of these, we will have absorbed a lot by the end. Merely noting them down would not be of much help, unless we use them in our day-to-day lives as much as possible. If a student is inclined towards reading books, then they must be encouraged as it enhances their knowledge along with teaching them valuable life lessons.

Why Read Books?

  • In recent times, people with good vocabulary and communication skills have a good look-in for job opportunities
  • Apart from course knowledge and other basics about language, a good book significantly teaches readers life skills and guides them in a path to enhancement
  • Using MRI scans, various researchers proved that reading involves a complex set of circuits and signals in the brain thereby making those networks stronger and sophisticated
  • A research proved that the person who reads literary fiction – stories that explore the inner lives of characters show a heightened ability in understanding the psychology of the surrounding people

How Reading Shapes Our Personality?

Reading different types of books molds the brain of an individual to think from many directions and in many viewpoints, thus shaping up their personality. Many people who were avid readers ended up being successful later in life. Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group), Megha Mittal (Chairman of Escada), Ezra Klien (founder and Editor-in-Chief of Vox.com), and many more accepted books as an extravagant influencer in their path to success.

Reading as a foundation for learning improvises language skills, critical thinking, and creative development, especially in children. It builds up the power of imagination and heavily influences the readers’ views on different phases of the world. By inculcating reading skills early in life, the functioning of the brain is positively influenced. Also, it helps to check stress and mental stimulation.

Late APJ Abdul Kalam once said, ”One best book is equal to hundreds of good friends, one good friend is equal to a library”. It symbolizes that psychology is greatly affected by a good book. Keeping a small library at your home or room gives you a positive feeling. Once you start reading, you experience a whole new world and this pleasure of reading in a quiet place is incomparable.

When was the last time you read a book? With the advancement in technology, youth have tilted their routes of entertainment towards online games and activities. Being continuously exposed to various radiations for hours on end is deteriorating their mental and physical health. Let us step away from surfing online on our phones and computers, and replenish our soul by reading. Let us choose books as a source of enlightenment, and transform them into a source of enlightenment!

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