What are the benefits of reading?
There are so many. It opens your mind, teaches you. I use it to escape, to relax. I always find it odd when people don’t read. They are truly missing out.
Escape from dark reality
Glad you find that funny Pauline although I am not laughing.
Relaxation, expansion, education, mental vacation, exploration, excitement, emotional connection, adoration, growth, spirituality, temporary bliss.
It will make you a more deep, rich, and interesting person. Every story you read will become part of you.
@Mark excellent description
Learning new vocabulary. Pretending to be someone else. Being surrounded by people without having to be surrounded by people. Lastly, I find that when I read I don’t get disturbed me, which is bliss.
Keeps your brain healthy! My family cared for an elderly lady that lived to be almost 100. She didn’t have family and lived alone. Her mind stayed sharp til the end. She loved reading and did LOTS of it!
Books distract you from the outside world of mobile zombies.
Expands your vocabulary! Also helps me speak better. I have a tendency to talk too fast and jumble my words together sometimes.
Reading books regularly is meant to dramatically increase memory capability as well right?
Honestly, it calms my anxiety because I quit my worries and focus on the story. & I know some cool words.
@Trisha so so so so true
Not not reading
Extends vocabulary. Keeps the brain sharp and healthy. Relaxation. To aid sleep. To open our imaginations to whole new dimensions. Thats why i read.
Best way of preventing ignorance, expand vocabulary, tune out the world and all of its terror, walk a mile in someone’s shoes, reduce dependence on electronics
Gets me away from my own thoughts for a while! We all need an escape!
I think it improves my vocabulary and world view
I don’t have to talk to anyone lol
It broadens your horizon!
Who cares, cant we just do things for enjoyment lol. This looks like a really scary essay title.
I model my behavior for my kids as they don’t hear, but they see. And kids mimic what they see.
It’s a adventure that anyone can afford to anywhere they wish to go.
You get to be someone else for a bit. Experience a different life. Kinda like a dream.
It limits the amount of time I use technology which is nice x
Escape, relaxation, knowledge, stress reduction and pure love of a good story.
I agree Kymm
I think the real question here is what isn’t a benefit of reading? The answer – Im no longer allowed in a shop with books by myself with my purse….. 😳😉
Keeps me out of prison 🙂
Vocabulary expansion, gives you a more broadened view of the world, relaxation, improvement in writing and speech, stronger analytical skills, and knowledge. So many!
Reading takes me places that I will never get to see, introduces me to people that I would never meet, and allows me to engage in experiences that I will never have all while sitting in a comfortable spot.
Enjoyment of words, gives my brain something to chew on.
You look smart when you have a book or Kindle with you. Impresses people that you…read!!!
Enhanced vocabulary. Plus even if you’re reading a fiction novel, you can learn a lot about a time period, culture, place, etc. 🙂
Just because I enjoy it and sometimes it’s just nice to sit and read for quiet time
Helps me escape, which relaxes me and helps with my anxiety/depression
You are never lonely when you have a good book An hour is like five minutes when you have a great read
Escapism!! I like going to another world for a while 😊
Relaxes you when youre stressed out
I second this! I was going to say stress relief.
Enrichment, Enlightenment, Education, Enjoyment…
Makes me not want to punch people
It improves your vocabulary, gives you experience of things outside your own world and promotes empathy. Also, Kate Forsyth, one of my favourite authors, wrote this just before the film version of “The Hobbit” was released: “When watching a film, the brain is basically inert and passive. While reading a book, the brain lights up like fireworks. Reading activates many different parts of the brain. When we read about the smell of a troll’s larder our primary olfactory cortex lights up. When we read of a dwarf’s leathery hands, our sensory cortex is roused. When a hobbit hero is jostled and jolted, the motor cortex, which co-ordinates the body’s movements, whirrs into action.”
You learn logic when trying to figure out a whodunnit. You learn about how other people live. You learn about history, imagination and new words/concepts The simple act of staying true to yourself as a booklover helps you stand up for yourself when people make fun of what you love simply because it is not who they are.
Having a reason for to make everyone leave me alone. And all those other things mentioned above.
Oh, for crying out loud. My phone has a really bad habit of adding words where they shouldn’t be. Please ignore.
Broadening ur horizons and diversifying your thought process
More smarter. Can spell n talk gud. Emotional intelligence (f u if you disagree). And they make good stands for things like monitors. (Yes this post is a joke).
I get to “be” someone else for a little while. Has also given me a broad vocabulary, especially with British slang, lol.
Do you really need to ask?
@Soraya yes, but I’m more interested in measurable benefits, such as improved memory and verbal skills
You do not turn out like you know who.
@Arlene Stevie Wonder?
Escape from reality
You don’t have to talk to anyone 😁
Its fun and no one thinks youre wasting your time by reading lol
Relaxation Learning Book chat with Friends, book club mates, Family or someone you just meet. Vocabulary increase Always something good to read
Improved brain function.
@Paul how so?
I like to make books that make me think – technical books, science books, history books, and the like. Also if reading a whodunit, you need to analyze the clues, the situations, and the characters to see if you can figure out the guilty party. Reading improves vocabulary, the power to imagine, comprehension, and I believe memory.
It challenges your perspective and you get to experience thousands of different lives
Immerse oneself in another world
Understanding people, learning some historical details, a look at the Big Picture
Relaxation, using my imagination to create visual scenes, increasing my vocabulary, learning some historical data and rewarding myself with pleasure after completing housework!
Entertainment, Knowledge, Stress Relief, Brain Exercise…
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