Reading is Essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. ‘Read Books, Gain Knowledge’
Back in the last decade, when the internet was on the rise and data was becoming accessible to everybody anywhere around the world; Blogs were the major source of digital information. Youtube videos or other multimedia communication was not as informative as the blogs. Books were a constant part of every reader’s life and libraries were often crowded with enthusiastic readers. But as the digitalization grew to an easier and almost no effort mode( Videos and Infographics ), people became a little lazy reading the blogs and why won’t they? It is easy to watch a video rather than reading a never-ending collection of texts.
I’m not saying that blogs or reading have been cast out or something, it’s just that the past few years have seen a slight decline in reading.
Studies show in general that people nowadays don’t read much literature. We are here to find out- Why Not?. There are a lot of excuses people give as to why they haven’t picked up a good book in months-or even years. Fortunately enough, there’s often a solution!
Excuse 1: Don’t Have Time
People think they just don’t have enough time to open a book and read it for several days until they completed and commit a great amount of time to it. Whereas the same bunch of people will scroll there Instagram and other social media apps for hours.
If longer work seems overwhelming, you can start with short stories or poetry. It’s all about feeding your mind even if it’s only one bit at a time.
There is no time for peace, yet there is plenty of time for war.
Excuse 2: Books are Expensive (Only for Paperback Books)
Indeed, owning a great book collection was somewhat considered as a luxury in earlier times, but these days there are numerous sources for inexpensive content. The majority of content is available for free and is easily accessible. If you do are obsessed with paperback then you can go for used books.
There’s no such thing as a used book. Or there’s no such thing as a book if it’s not being used.
Excuse 3: I Don’t Know What to Read
The best way to start reading is to read whatever you can get your hands on. Doing this will gradually guide you to your interest and you’ll begin to connect with different pieces of text available. Also, authors, writers, librarians, teachers, and booksellers can guide you in the right direction.
Some of these things are true and some of them lie. But they are all good stories.
Excuse 4: Reading is too Hard
Honestly speaking, reading isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be necessarily hard. People read books for many reasons and you should not compare your thought with them as a reader and rather should find your purpose of reading. If reading for academic purposes sounds boring to you, entertainment is one of the best reading options available.
A difficult journey is rewarding. Difficulties in life are vital for our personal growth and well-being.
Excuse 5: I Just Never Got Into a Habit
Well if this the case then you have to make it a habit. There is no easy way out of this. You need to start with a few minutes a day and make commitments.
Before this generation loses wisdom, one piece of advice- Read Books.
Also read- Stop Trying to be Positive all the time