Every time I pick a book to read, I know someone or the other thinks it’s just a waste of time thinking being a reader is just my way of being disconnected when a lot is happening in the world. These people disappoint me. I feel pity for them, for their no matter how witty they think they are, their wit fails to understand a simple fact that reading literature is as important as breathing for any living organism. Reading literature is not a waste of time but experiencing a variety of things in lesser time.
Each book gives an individual an access to variety of emotions, events and situations that even for a witty mind, it will take decades to experience all that when one can experience over a short period of time by reading books. It’s more like a reality simulator.
Books prepare us for life. Even though many people won’t admit, it is always the literature though in the form of stories or books they have read during in their school or stories in their religious books. It always the stories that stays in their mind through out the course of life, not algebraic formulas or geometrical progressions. Literature is diverse and has ability to take one to journeys to the centre of almost anything a human mind can imagine and gets fascinated.
Words in books, open our hearts and minds. They give access to maps that lead to our own selves and in those words we find our own neglected thoughts.
The most important thing I like about books is that they help one to overcome his fear for failure. It’s that word we are afraid for most of our lives but books are the best help, even better than the prescribed medicines by a doctor for anxiety.
Moreover, the feeling one gets on reading a good book is immense and nothing can replace that. Books help us to live and die with a bit of more wisdom, above all.