Reading is one of our learning process in our life since an Egyptian history (Their ancient language is known as Hieroglyphs, which was formed since very late 4th millennium before Christ Era) where we were reading on signs and pictures to recognize the meanings rather than the alphabets in today’s language. The literature world has grown since in the ancient history and it has become an influential element leading to the present world.
Literature is living within eternally
Although we have a television to watch, we are still reading to gain a knowledge as well as I believe that Books will never die in amidst of digital era as each new novel is still publishing in every year. There’s no doubt that there’s a lot of benefits that you can get much on the literature world.
What does reading give to us?
Reading gives us a lot of benefits in a lifetime such as:
- Slowing the progress and prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since reading makes your brain becomes active, avoiding our idly attitudes to weakening us.
- Reduced stress, the book can distracts you from a overwhelming serious environment.
- Increase you emotional intelligence, many stories in novels make you getting into a mental contact to a story and a character that drive your feeling as the character recognizing the emotional intelligence from the stimulation. Plus a vocabulary expansion and creating a better memorizing skill.
- Critical thinking and concentration development
- Better writing skills, we tend to grow our skills by the master in an older generation, which is also including our authors who guide us a wider array of imagination.
When and why did I fall in love with reading?
Before I studied during my high school years in the United States of America, I used to be lazy in my classes especially reading an academic books for an exam at my homeland. The academic books there were just a bunch of things to memorize without any necessary meanings and plus at that time, Exams weren’t focusing on a critical thinking and all the students did in exams were meaningless as you will forgot most of things in the classes. At that time, the only book that I was in fond was an atlas book where I pointed out to my foreign teachers whereabouts I liked to see in future.
During my English 11 class time, My favorite teacher, Ms. Biddlecome assigned classmates and me to read “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls; The book is a memoir of the author who had spent her childhood in multiple states with her problematic parents and her supportive siblings, especially Lori Walls and Brian Walls. At the moment I read the story for a first time, I fell in touch with what Jeannette has been through in her life before she has become a successful author and journalist in her life.
Because of that moment I realized the best thing about Literature…
“The fault in our stars,” by John Green; the novel that I recommended on last Sunday has given us a glance and a lot of understanding how the cancer effected their teenage lives and how does the character feel about being hurt and pain that is caused by the cancer.
There’s one thing that only books can contribute, which makes them becoming an extraordinary thing for people. Not only we enjoyed our time in the imagination, in additionally we acquire our knowledge in a story context and its theme as well as it may guide you where you are going too. When I read novels and memoirs, the stories make us simulating the characters’ feelings giving us a profound emotions towards the characters and the stories within a spontaneous flowing imagination where you can’t find this experience by watching the movie.
That’s why the literature world is wonderful!