The Importance Of Developing Right Habits
Sir Richard Steele once said, “Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.” Some people only do physical exercise to keep fit and to generally look good. Though you must never forget that but we should also exercise our minds. And how we do that? Well, the answer is really simple: by reading. Reading will also make you look good and keep you in form.
Books accompany us as long as life endures – when we are small babies, our grandmothers read to us fairy tales ; when we become older, we swallow exciting books, page after page; and finally, when we grow up, we still read suspense books which entirely absorb our attention.
Reading has, at all times and in all ages, been a source of knowledge, happiness, of immense pleasure, and even moral courage. The amount of reading one should get through is, of course nobody’s business. There is no end for it,as there are endless number of subjects to read about.
A person who is widely read is able to mix with others. He is a better conversationist and can understand from the other point of view. Reading not only entertains and relaxes us, but it also provides us valuable knowledge, sharpens our intellect, widens our imagination and most importantly, it enhances our vocabulary.
Finally “A man as well expects to grow stronger by always eating, as he expects to grow wiser by always reading”. It means that by eating good food, one can be strong in his body, but by reading good books, he can become wiser in his mind. And it is only this reading habit that can make him wise in his mind.
By Kashyap Shirodkar XB