In a day and age where, funny enough, people actually read more, granted it’s mostly repetitive Twitter and Facebook feeds, I like to think people are more accustomed to reading than ever before.
I was fortunate to have been taught the value of reading at an early age. However, it was instilled in me that reading was less so about discovering new ideas and more so about better understanding yourself. We are highly intelligent creatures, and we incessantly absorb the world around us whether we choose to or not. Yet, few of us take the time to a) reflect and understand the information we’ve ingested and b) prioritize the most pertinent information for our personal growth and mental wellness. Reading helps with both.