Philosophically speaking (as some may call it), Books are a real treasure house of knowledge and ideas. Books are an excellent companion and always act as the fall back whenever the need arises for that. I have grown up on diet of good books and they always acted as my guide and my savior too whenever I needed one to get back on my feet. There’s a learning (at least one) hidden in every book and all we need to do to find that is to open our minds when we read. Some books are like magic which leave us awestruck in disbelief and some are like a mystery which unravels itself as we read it. Books have a mesmerizing effect and real book lover is always living in trance and always creating a masterpiece in their lives and in the lives of others. In my opinion, the best gift that we can give to anyone is the power to read.
Every book is like a new adventure and the only thing you need to backpack is the “power of reading”.
Beyond the philosophical realms, there is also a strong scientific evidence about the power of books and reading and the benefits that they bring to us. Here are few of those interesting articles that highlight the benefits that accrue from reading books.
- Books and Reading positively impact our brain and body. It also protects us from Alzheimer’s disease and leaves us more smarter by body and brain. Read the full article here http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/benefits-of-reading/
- Reading books is an anti-ageing activity. A study conducted reveals that those who read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day live longer than those who don’t read at all. There can’t any better medicine for living long that reading J. Read the full article here https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/08/book-up-for-a-longer-life-readers-die-later-study-finds
- Another medical study re-iterating that reading increases our life span by upto 2 years. Read the full article here http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312167.php
Whether we live longer or not, cultivating the habit of reading will help us live life to the full J !