‘Hiraeth’ – a deep, longing for home that you never had.
That’s a perfect word to describe reading. Reading takes you to a place that doesn’t exist but you still miss. That’s how beautiful reading is. Here are few important points as to why one should start reading:
There is a reason why reading is focused upon when we are young. It develops fluency in language and exposes us to new words. It introduces us to new languages, adjectives and phrases.
Broadens our perspective
Reading introduces us to a whole different world. Different cultures and perspectives are explained in so much detail that you suddenly think you’ve already met the people and learnt their way of life. Your general knowledge, current affairs and history gets more developed when linked to stories as there is no boundary of time and distance
Connecting with others
Books can be great conversation starters. One can have several stories and topics to discuss about and can easily grab the attention because of the knowledge they possess. Not just that, their ability of looking at a different perspective and give a better understanding of the situation also helps them in breaking the ice and starting conversations.
Helps you stay focused and patient
Reading develops a sense of patience and concentration in the minds of the readers. When you read, your mind is focused on only the book and the sentences, blocking the outside world. Some books manage to keep you at the edge of the seat and give nerve-wrecking finales which teaches how to remain calm amidst all the chaos.
Reading opens door to several new things and ideas which help you discover your passion and liking. It will also help you understand the way in which the world evolved. It will teach you the kind of person you want be in life and the impact your life will have on others. It can also be inspirational to some of you.
Concluding, reading is one of the best habits you can develop because the advantages of it are never-ending. It’s a forever thing because reading never gets old. There will never be shortages of books or stories. It’s personal and informative. All successful people have one common habit and that’s reading and who knows you could be one of them.