People who are fond of reading (although not exclusively criminal chronicles summaries and sport matches reports) are different from those people who are not much into reading.
Differences are not always obvious but psychologists (and their colleagues from other spheres of medical science) studied out long ago that reading is useful. Why? Here are 8 reasons why.
1. Increase Vocabulary
An ability to express oneself with words is not something nature born. It is a huge task to choose the right word reflecting the sense out of a few alternative terms. If to intermit ones speech with words like “well”, “umm…”, “I mean”, no one will care to listen what a speaker was trying to say. A smooth speech, on the contrary, out of correct words, if you please, attracts attention.
On top of everything else, reading improves literacy of a person. When you are to read one and the same word over and over again for several times, it will unlikely for you to write it in a wrong way.
Facing a situation when one should prove some point of view, a person, who reads a lot, will achieve what he/she wants faster. Erudition and knowledge of a subject makes you more confidient.
3. Reading helps to abstract oneself
In other words, reading might sometimes be a stress reliever. Oftentimes, psychologists recommend abstractive reading to focused on some problems.
4. Reading develops memory
It stands to reason that a desire to follow the plot, an attempt to remember all the names of the heroes (there are many of them in some books) brings you to improvement of your memory.
5. Learn to express your thoughts and speak well
It is more pleasant to talk with a person who expresses ones thoughts competently and well. If you want to be successful in business, in politics, in management, you need to be read in order to carry on negotiations, to be a leader and make people follow. It all starts with reading.
6. A book is greater than a movie
Do not you believe in it? Read a book, then watch a film adaptation and you are going to be disappointed in the movie. There is no better producer and stage manager than your imagination.
7. Keep Your Brain In check
Just like how you need to do physical exercise in order to maintain your shape, you need to read to keep your brain in “shape” as well.