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Reading opens new perspectives and angles of our outlook, it enables you to familiarize yourself with how other people see the world, it enables to acquire skills, improve communication abilities and much more. You can understand the world and yourself much better. Many successful people, irrespective of their profession, read; and read a lot. Reading helps you processing knowledge, and also enables you to interact with your environment in a better way. Reading will help to get rid of procrastinating, helps to make better decisions, manages relationships better, and so on.

Advantages of Reading.

“Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body.”- Joseph Addison. Scientific studies show that reading does make you smarter. Reading improves connectivity in the brain. It introduces you to new ideas and invites you to solve problems. When you read, your brain absorbs good writing techniques and vocabulary. Reading also enhances your spelling. It helps you to clearly articulate what you want to say. Reading a book having a worldview, reinforces your convictions. Reading improves your self-discipline and consistency. With the modern barrage of media and instant technological information, our attention spans are getting shorter. Reading forces you to focus. This helps the brain to form deep connections and practices concentration.


Importance of Knowledge

Reading imparts knowledge. Reading can teach you historical politics, customs, cultures, economics, and intellect. Often these facts are set in a context of a story, making history easy to remember. Reading books set in cultures different from our own provides knowledge of those cultures and the emotional and spiritual lives of people who live there. Exploring through books we gather a deeper understanding of cultures. Stories of hammock beds, cannibals, burqas, and Uganda’s red dirt provides us a better understanding of the cultures prevalent over there.

Knowledge gathered by reading helps us to understand ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses. We learn the art of life. We master the techniques of adjusting and accommodating with the changes in our surroundings and life situations. We learn how to move well with people and persuade them effectively. Right knowledge helps us to stay positive and strong during difficulties and adversities. We learn how to assert our views and also give room to accept the good views of others. Knowledge accounts for the success of people. Knowing the importance of knowledge, people must look to the potential avenues to gain knowledge and make use of it positively.