Why Reading is Protecting Us from Extinction!
I cannot describe the importance of reading for professionals in normal words. I will just borrow the below quote:
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. -Charles W. Elio-
Reading is a major source stream of education over history. Books are the buckets of knowledge and wisdom that humanity inherited across generations. It helped our race to evolve and survive. Aside from the extinction part, there are a lot of reasons to keep you reading.
1. Expose Yourself to New Things
Through reading, you expose yourself to new things, new information, new ways to solve a problem, and new ways to achieve one thing. Who knows – you might find your new hobbies within it. Who knows – you might actually explore one thing you really like and it may end up becoming your career and success in the future. Exploration begins from reading and understanding.
2. Self Improvement
Reading helps you to form a better version of you. Through reading, you begin understand the world more. Through reading, you begin to have a greater understanding on a topic that interest you; for example: how to negotiate, how to make plan better before taking action, how to memorize things better and more. All of these self improvements start from the reading; through reading, you create a structured path towards a better understanding and better actions to take in the future.
3. Gain Experience from Other People
When you are reading, you are actually gaining the knowledge and experience of someone. You don’t need to repeat the same mistake while focusing on the right path in achieving one thing. Life is too short for you to gain more experience at a short time.
4. Boost Imagination and Creativity
Reading exposes you to a world of imagination, showing you nothing is impossible in this world. By reading, you are exploring a different angle to see a thing you’ve known, on how different action leads to different results.
5. Building Knowledge through Associating Ideas
Knowledge has an accumulative characteristic. It can pile up, aggregated, and generated. More ideas and knowledge can be derived from connecting and associating previous ideas and experiences. Reading is stimulating this characteristic to the maximum.