Reading increases the understanding of the rules of life, in order for you to adapt, adopt and accommodate into the society better. To play well in a game, you first need to understand the rules well.
Should you ever have an opportunity to discuss books with others, you’ll be able to state your opinions clearly, as you’ve taken the time to really consider all the aspects involved.
In his book How to Read and Why, Harold Bloom says that we should read slowly, with love, openness, and with our inner ear cocked. He explains we should read to increase our wit and imagination, our sense of intimacy–in short, our entire consciousness–and also to heal our pain. With the endless amount of perspectives and lives we can read about, books can give us an opportunity to have experiences that we haven’t had the opportunity to, and still allow us to learn the life skills they entail. Books are a fast rack to creating yourself.
Improves Focus and Concentration
Being fully engaged in a book involves closing off the outside world and immersing yourself into the text, which over time will strengthen your attention span.