Why reading books is important for teenagers more than ever?
According to me, there are four major reasons for why you should be concentrating towards spending a little more time on reading books (not just textbooks).
- The habit of reading
- Improvement in personality
- Language improvement
Let’s talk about every point in detail.
1. The habit of reading
You might have noticed that most people including myself and you are not interested in reading even our textbooks because of one simple reason that it’s boring. We would rather opt to watch a video on YouTube regarding the same topic rather than putting our head in some textbook. While the videos are a great way of expressing everything but it will still miss some details here and there. The fact that videos are originated from the text only, it is better to learn from the book rather than watching a video.
Furthermore, if you start reading books, novels blogs that you like, you will eventually generate a habit of reading which will be very helpful in the long run. The number of words read and understood per minute will drastically increase if you generate a habit of reading. Start by reading some interesting books and then move on to the books that can change your life, about that let’s discuss in the next point.
2. Improvement in personality
You would have heard the famous quote
“Today reader, tomorrow leader.”
It has been said by various leaders all around the globe over and over again that you should at least read a book in one month time.
Yes, you can start with books that are interesting but try to switch to self-help books as soon as possible. You most probably will be thinking that I don’t need any help, I’m good the way I am. Well, I don’t disagree at all but, there’s always a scope of improvement in each and every individual. There are a number of books that will help you change your perspective towards your personal and professional life. Books like; the seven habits of highly effective people, the monk who sold his Ferrari, deep work, etc., Will surely transform the way you have been living and turn it into something that you have always aspired to be.
Have you ever noticed how you move into a parallel universe when you are reading a book? Let’s talk about movies for a second here, In movies, we are just stuck to the way the director wants us to think. There’s not much to expand the way we are thinking.
But books take us to an all new level of imagination. Here, you create your own world by imagining about what you are reading. Also, it is now scientifically proven that reading a book can improve your brain activity while increasing your imagination.
4. Language improvement
Well, I don’t consider this to be a very important point and most importantly you don’t even have to work towards it. It is just an added advantage to all the other benefits you will be receiving by reading a good book. Reading books also improve our hold on a certain language as you will be reading various books by different authors. So, you eventually increase your dictionary by learning new works from every book that you read. Who doesn’t like something for free? Isn’t it?
So, I hope you have understood why it is important to start reading books and most importantly, books that will add value to your life.