The pleasure of Reading

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes”

Reading may be an obligation for academics, a past time activity for some, but it sure is a pleasure for many. The joyful satisfaction of reading is instant and it endures in the mind of the reader.

Reading a good book is like taking a journey; experiencing an adventure. It opens up a whole new world where one can smell countless fragrances of life. In the world of reading, one can make an almost impossible existence, livable. We can leisurely place ourselves in the world the author has created; since it is a free ride to the infinite world of possibilities.  One of the greatest pleasures that can be gained through a good read is that the reader can forget his own identity for a while and wonder off to an alien reality. It helps to lift up the harsh realities of everyday life in to a beautiful world of imagination. A book has a magical touch that can convert a negative emotion to a positive one, since it allows you to grasp the emotions of another individual who may has a different kind of perception to life. Reading facilitates an open mind, which empowers the reader with the wisdom that is much needed in this world full of chaos.

The world belongs to those who read, since what you read is what you think and what you think is what you ultimately become.  May it be a book, a newspaper or any form of readable material, we can experience the history, different cultures and different philosophies in this world by consuming them. Reading enriches our experiences and sharpens our judgments. A book can be a good companion when the life becomes lonely, since it gives you company, when our friends cannot.

Reading gifts you with one of the greatest enjoyments in life. As they say, “books are uniquely portable magic” that helps to add a little sparkle to our souls. It feels so refreshing to lose ourselves once in a while in a good read as we might find our true selves in there too….

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