Books always raise questions in my mind, such as what would happen if society was flipped upside down? Wouldn’t it be cool if we never had to worry about money again? What could I have done better if I was in their situation? After reading a good book my mind is turning with questions, I can relate the book to myself or the real world. Here are a few things I think books teach:
1) Better Vocaburlary
Let’s be honest, a formal vocabulary can make you smarter, or at the very least give people the illusion that you’re smart. A formal vocabulary might help you land that job you always wanted and you might learn a thing or two about something you don’t usually study. Some people don’t know the term equine or astrophysics. If you use either of those most people would assume that you know a thing or two about the topic.
You could be the smartest person in the world, but without other people to help you, you wouldn’t get a whole lot done. We all need each other for the sake of our mental health. Empathy will put you in another person’s shoes and help you care about them. Using empathy will hopefully encourage others to show some love too. It can help you gain better opportunities and give you the help you need whenever you need it.
3) They Help Us Think
So I can home from school today, and now my mind is pounding with information. I have to think a certain way to get the answers right, but when I’m just reading a novel, I have freedom to think however I want. Good stories aren’t controlling and they help to raise questions in your head. It helps you mind relax and new questions and situations bubble in your mind. Books don’t slice into your brain like school does, it just expands it to help give way to new ideas.