IS IT IMPORTANT FOR US TO READ?
Nowadays, many people are lazy to read, especially a book. Why? Because with the invention of television, cellphone , and most recently, the internet and computer games. It seems that reading books is no longer a popular activity in the environment. However, I believe that books are an irreplaceable part of our lives and the role of written books can growth our personal and development of a particular person throughout one’s life. Books directly enrich our power to express ourselves, our knowledge, and to escape from the real life.
I believe that books are more effective, because when we read we can use our imagination and think out of the box, but some people may think that films and TV documentaries do the same thing like books do. Films and TV show, we see the same content, whatever the director wish to show, but books, books are different. The experience we got through reading is amazing and more personal. Since the same word choice will result in as many different interpretations as there are readers. Books allow us to experience whatever is narrated by the author, through our ideas and our imagination.
Moreover, books also enrich our vocabulary. Even reading seemingly more primitive, Fiction book can enrich our personal vocabulary with dozens of new words, help us build more brief sentences on our own and express our self better, make people speech more intelligent and up-to-date. While, watching TV programs and films can also widen our vocabulary, but hardly as effectively as books do. Since, our imagination reproduces mental pictures of what we are reading about, so a new word automatically links to an image and a particular feelings that it relates to. Therefore, reading books is a wonderful tool when it comes to learning and developing our vocabulary at any age.
Books are amazing source of inspiration. Unlike travelling, books help is create our own mental illustration for what we read on paper. In a certain sense, books make us all free to create our own cartoons, movies, or illustration in our head. Every image we create is automatically present a certain emotion, whether a simple even a complicated one. Every illustration in our head that written word projects is enthusiastic with feelings and emotions. This is what make books powerful and memorable. Books are an limitless source of inspiration and motivation to become a better person.
Books that I am talking about are books that do not have an expiration date and will be priceless for any generation. In conclusion, books forever will continue sparking new ideas, inspiring more people, and enriching the lives of every generation to come. I am sure that books will eventually regain their popularity again with today’s teenager. Ever since, unlike the popular games or fashion today, books are those source to which people will go back, in search of inspiration and motivation to find the true meaning and value of our life.
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
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