4 things that I have learned from books
I was away on a business trip these last few days and missed a few posts for the A to Z Challenge that I am taking part in so I have decided to catch up in today’s post and use the letters I have missed to list out the 4 main things I have learned from books.
4 THINGS BOOKS HAVE TAUGHT ME:
Reading creates empathy, sympathy and feelings. When acts of kindness happen in stories our brains can’t differentiate between what is real and what isn’t – so reading about kindness creates an awareness of kindness – of feelings that are good. We need more stories that stir up our good feelings.
2. Books are living things.
Books are alive. I’ve written a post about this in the past. You can’t deny an energy of a book – that energy makes it a living, pulsing, breathing thing.
3. Magic is real.
This is connected to number 2. Books open up the imagination, create feelings, spark ideas, revolutions, change – books are magic in solid form. Reading is one of the few bits of magic we learn as children that stay with us as adults (along with dancing and singing).
This might be the weakest connection to the letter N (and the A to Z Challenge) but the strongest point I have to make. Stories, books, reading – they are needed. To learn how to read is to be empowered as I’ve said previously. We need knowledge, to learn but more than anything, we need imagination. We are creators ourselves and reading helps to unleash the creator within.
This post brought to you by the letters K, L, M and N and the A to Z Challenge.