5 Reasons to Keep Reading

I don’t know about you, but most of my friends don’t read anymore.

5. Reading Expands Your Knowledge

In school, I’m in the gifted program. Sure, maybe I’m “smart,” but the main reason I’m in that program is because of my vocabulary, knowledge of random facts, and ability to read between the lines to come to a conclusion. Thank you, books.

4. Helps Get the Creative Juices Flowing

I’ve been told by many of my friends that I’m really creative, and, honestly, it’s true. Reading has allowed me to think beyond the boundaries of reality, and ponder a possibility of something else.

3. Reading May Help You for Random Things in the Future

Look at this:

It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl.
This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life.

That first sentence there? Tell me what that was an allusion towards in the comments.

2. Personality

I don’t know about you, but reading some of these characters in books has really helped me figure out myself in the past few years. If you were to meet me in fifth, grade, then meet me again now, I’d be completely different. I mean, yeah, I’m older, but I’ve developed personality-wise because I am more comfortable in my own skin.

1. It’s Fun…Duh.

I thought this one was obvious…

Thanks for reading! Be sure to comment what that was an analogy to in the comments if you know.

Yellow Eccentricity


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