A Few Notes on Reading

Updated: Jan 25

I personally believe that reading is important, it teaches us to think through whole ideas, without the immediate need to have a social response, so its fantastic for learning new ideas and considering them fairly and more fully. A person who reads on a regular basis can learn about different times and places, can imagine whole new worlds, I know, I know, cliche - but oh so true. There's much to be gained but sadly research has shown the average American reads less than 12 books a year (I guess it is no small wonder that we are finding it increasingly difficult to have productive conversations with people who believe differently than we do). Why do people read so little in a world absolutely flooded with wondrous volumes of knowledge? When talking to friends I hear some variation of three r