Think about what makes you happy. What is the one thing that makes you wanna get up in the morning? What puts a smile on your face? Is it your significant other? Is it your family? Is it your job?
Okay now, why does it make you happy?
No matter what is your answer, that thing that makes you happy, has power. It has power over you and your own happiness. And you know what else has power? Books.
This book started a war:
This book started an uproar in prisons:
This book was, and still is, banned everywhere:
Even though these are tangible items, they hold power.
The same reason why we watch tv shows, movies, youtubers, and listen to music, is because they make us feel emotion. Books hold the same feeling. It allows us to feel less alone in the world. It allows us to connect and understand with the rest of the world.
Reading isn’t something to do while you have free time. You have to make time to read. Some of the most powerful politicians and CEOs read 100 books a year. So why should you?
If there’s something inside your head that tells you not to read, it’s most likely because others don’t want you to read. There are some who don’t want us to read and get educated, to learn from others and their backgrounds. Reading is dangerous in the way that it allows you to view the world differently, and most likely, allow you to change the world.
Everyone has a favorite book, and dozens of book waiting for them to be binge read. You just gotta find them. So come on, join the cult, and read.
The Benefits of Reading books
In, “Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science,” from Inc.com, they say that reading makes you live longer, become more successful, and set yourself for real goals.
According to life hack.org, reading brings mental stimulation, reduces stress, brings you knowledge, expands your vocabulary, improves your memory, brings stronger critical thinking skills, improves your focus and concentration, improves your writing skills, brings tranquility, and it’s all free!
These are all reasons that I endorse. Most importantly though, reading is humanity. Reading is what makes us feel more humane. It allows us to understand people’s emotions, cultures, socio-economical issues, and most importantly, it connects us all together. So please, join the cause and pick up a book. Don’t know where to begin? Click on any of my lastest blog posts for ideas.