Reading has always been an essential part of human existence. It is a medium through which we learn about the world, acquire knowledge and understanding, and develop our creative faculties. For some people, reading is like a passion that ignites their curiosity and drives them to explore new worlds and ideas.
Ever since my childhood days, I had been into books, be it fiction novels or biographies. Over the years, reading became both a hobby and a comfort for me. It made me feel at peace with myself. As a student, I would just pick my textbooks and read all the stories they had on offer. And it wasn’t like my reading exploits were limited to my academics. In fact, two of all-time favorites are Joseph Murphy’s Believe in Yourself and George Matthew Adams’ You Can. These are two of the best self-help manuals I have ever come across; powerful guides replete with quotes and motivation.
Many avid readers will attest to the fact that falling in love with books is a gradual process, one whose wheels are often set in motion through an early introduction to literature. For some, it may be a life-changing experience that led them down the path of lifelong learning. In my case, it was bedtime stories that triggered my imagination and opened up a whole new world of possibilities to me.
As I got older, my reading preferences changed. I was still passionate about reading, though, for books were a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life. They were a place for me to experience new ideas, cultures, and perspectives. They offered plenty of scope for contemplation and reflection, and worked as a medium of connecting with other like-minded individuals.
My reading habits also made me more creative and imaginative. It should come as no surprise that many great writers, artists and philosophers have drawn inspiration from the books they have read, using them as a foundation for their subsequent works.
In conclusion, reading proved to be a transformative experience, one that redefined my life. If you are someone who is yet to experience this magic, I would encourage you to pick up a book and start reading – who knows where it might take you!
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