Dear Perceptive Readers, Thoughts about Reading
When you hear someone say, “I hate reading” or “I pick up a book only when I have to,” is your internal response “I’m sorry to hear that.” Depending on your mood, you may express it outwardly. Much has been said on the benefits of reading. Oh, there is a list large enough to make a person wonder why anyone would purposely avoid reading. Reading really is “fundamental and fun” for people around the world. Who wants to avoid fun?
In this monologue, just one of the benefits will be expounded upon.
Analytical thinking is important.
There is an abundance of information around today. How does a person decipher whether the information presented to them should be ignored, stored away, or acted upon?
Whether you read biographies, fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, to the how-to books, reading requires you to think. Thinking causes everyone to analyze good and bad consequences of many situations. Should I buy this car? Is this job a good fit for me? Is this a creditable venture, or am I being sold swampland?
Reading helps us to not judge a book by its cover. How many books have you read that taught you something you would not have learned in a million years from your acquaintances and friends? One friend can tell you how to do something, but a book can give you systematic instructions for referencing when the friend is not around. The key is having the ability to follow instructions, which goes hand in hand with reading.
When a person reads, they become absorbed in the book. Even the most tranquil of persons, who rarely speak up in public environments, seem to have words of wisdom for you in private. Why is this so? Ask if the individual has a bookshelf in his or her home. On the other hand, see if the person is reading a book at lunchtime or in some waiting room area. We see complicated problems people experience every day. Some problems appear to have no answers and may cause an individual to throw their hands up in the air and exclaim, “I don’t know what to do.”
Well, reading has helped many to take the view that “where there is a question, there is also an answer.” Analytical thinking facilitates a person’s ability to discern if the answer is factual, or not; if the answer is practical, or not.
Reading books bestows upon an individual confidence that he or she has made a good decision on a subject.
In reiteration, reading causes a person to be well informed and cultivates the mind to think clearly on small and great subjects pertaining to life.
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