Reading makes you better

“Have you ever, as a reader, felt misunderstood? Do non-readers around you ask why you read so much? Have you ever had to defend your choice of books because you prefer fiction to self-help? And have you ever found the words to make non-readers truly understand the impact books have had on your life?

Reading makes you better at anything you want to do. By filling your mind with thoughts and stories, it removes the possibility of tediousness in any activity, the edge from suffering and the despair of loneliness. Knowledge is power but imagination takes that power even further. Imagination is the basis of empathy and compassion.” SOURCE

Alberto Manguel, A Reader on Reading

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