I discovered reading 2-3 years ago. Before that I would have spent my time playing games for the vast majority of my time. Now that I think of it, it saddens me knowing I spent a tremendous time of my life doing absolutely “nothing”. One day I was reading an article about why you should read, the advantages of reading. Curiosity made be grab a book and start reading. I had no idea what I was reading, I still can’t remember, I think it was Harry Potter. It’s not what I was reading, it’s how reading made me feel. I was ecstatic. The thirst of knowledge had hit me.
The only thing I regret is that someone hadn’t told sooner about the great joy of reading. Don’t get me wrong, I still play games and do all the various things people at my age do. Reading is a hobby.
I have yet to see someone tell a teenager: “Hey idiot, try out reading before biting your nails at a football game.” Why is that?
Reading doesn’t make you smarter as most articles say. Reading allows you to live a parallel, intense reality that your brain can not comprehend outside of reading. It expands your mind, making you think of different scenarios. Also it expands your vocabulary.
So what makes people read?
No. I have a better question. What makes people NOT read?
I won’t answer that. Are you wondering why ? That’s simple, I don’t know. I’ll let you ask yourself that.
We have to look deep within ourselves to see what We like.
Conclusively I’d like to recommend Dan Brown. Take him to bed with you.
Yours A M Maxim
Since this is my first post, I’m going to start with something that has always annoyed me. You probably already gathered that from the title. The concept of assigning colours to genders is incomprehensible to me. Why do people think that pink is just for girls? Just because pink is a warm colour it’s immediately associated with women, because they’re warm as well. Well, not all of them.
Back in the 20th century pink was worn by boys and blue was worn by women. Somehow as We evolved We reversed this. Now not only people are judgmental of the colour you wear but on your sexual inclinations and various other things. I’m a strong believer that people should be able to wear whatever colour they want without being afraid of stereotypes. I mean, We live in the 21st century and not under a rock.
Yours, Alex M Maxim