When was the last time you held a book and felt its words? When did you last laugh, cry, and gasp aloud whilst reading something? Visualized a land other than yours?
In this world full of knowledge, thrill, creativity, and horrors, reading is one of the most powerful weapons. Every single book takes us on an adventure and gives us access to experiencing our life from a completely different perspective. Books make us look at our lives like we could never have imagined. They hold the potential to change our whole lives.
Let your fantasies run long and wide. Be the master of your dreams. Hold a book, grasp its spine, and inhale the aroma of its fresh pages. Give it a read. Believe it or not, this will be the first step towards the creation of something unfathomably beautiful.
History is proof as to how these bundles of paper can change lives.
The richest man in the world reads 50 books a year. He shares that while he can travel anywhere and meet with anyone, reading is still the main way he learns new things and test his understandings. He always has a book with him wherever he goes.
Someone once asked Buffet about keys to success, and he said " Read 500 pages every day, that's how knowledge works. It builds up daily, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee that not many of you will do it."
According to his interview, he read 600-1000 pages daily when beginning his career as an investor.
It's no secret that presidents love to read, but few had a passion for books as great as Abraham Lincoln. Having such limited educational opportunities as growing up he taught himself how to read, and struggled for every book he ever read until the gained power constructed his way.
Many of you would know him as a great scientist but not many of you would know about his failure in nearly all his course subjects but there was not a single book in his childhood library which was unread by him. He isn't remembered for his scores or his rank in school, he is known for his brains. He achieved so much just by giving books the importance they deserve.
It doesn't matter what you read, until and unless you keep on reading.
"Don't judge a book by its cover."
The saying is not wrong, but only partly true. Sure, you can't know a lot about the essence of the book solely by looking at it, but you sure can analyze the effort and sensitivity of the author.
Give it three chapters and rest will be upon you, whether to hold on to it or dump it. Not only do they improve our understanding, but they also add to our vocabulary.
Books can be therapeutic, too. They are the greatest stress relievers of all time. Study shows that people who read are less prone to suffer from diseases.
A great book keeps your brain stress free, freshens up your thought process, and even enhances your memory. The best time to read a book is before your bedtime.
I am so intrigued by books that I can spend most of my day reading. Books can teach us about being empathetic towards people. If you haven't felt a certain emotion yet, reading about it will give you a chance to understand and react towards a particular situation.
So, it's not something you can be forced to do. It is rather something you can develop only by yourself. Being the change or seeing the change is a question only you, yourself can answer.
I suggest that you read as much as you possibly can. Let the feeling inspire you. Let it take over your heart and make you fall in love.