Reading is a basic skill in which most people in the world are proficient. It is a skill that is taught from a very young age and can be enjoyed throughout life. Most people develop this ability, and it usually peaks sometime in their teens. Then there are those who realize how important this skill is and take it to a much higher level.

Why do some people love to read and others don’t? Some people can read a book a month, or even 1 or 2 books a week, and others may not even read 5 books a year. Why the disparity? Reading gives you the best value and is the most enjoyable form of entertainment. It helps keep the mind young and agile, while allowing you to learn and be entertained at the same time.

In today’s world there are many things that concern our time. Many people, especially children, spend too much time in front of the computer. Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend an average of 44.5 hours a week in front of the computer. To put it in perspective, most adults don’t work that many hours a week. The person will become what the mind stops at. I am sure that most of the time children spend online is not on educational sites that help develop the mind. Some of these places are dark places to go, and some are just games used to entertain and pass the time.

Life is very short, let’s fill our minds with knowledge, education and history. There are so many books available, on various subjects, that there’s no reason not to spend time reading. Reading some of the best books ever written can greatly affect your life, and conversely, reading books that aren’t worth reading can negatively affect you. How many self-help books does the average person read in a year? When you hear some of the world’s most successful people share how they spend their time, they’ll tell you about the books they read. As they say, “if you want to be successful, do what successful people do.”

If you’re a successful executive or business owner, you’ve probably already read your fair share of books. Most of the people reading this article probably enjoy reading and reading whenever they can. Reading affects the mind and how one thinks. It affects both the body and the brain. It could have a calming effect as well as an exciting and uplifting result. It could help spark ideas as well as make you think and really use your mind. It is probably the number one activity, besides walking, that everyone should do to live a long and healthy life.

Don’t stop at one book and say it’s all for a while, but encourage yourself to read more and more. In fact, after reading a good book, it is best to start with another. Many people read two, three or more books at the same time. If you want more out of life, read more books. If you really want a lot more out of life, read really good books, the best books you can find. There are many to choose from.

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