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Reading is magic
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Do you like magic? If your answer is yes, then you should try reading if you don’t. Now one can say, everyone reads something? What I mean is, that you should read books (fiction and non-fiction), articles, etc.
Now why did I ask about magic? Well, let’s see how.
What is one of the most mindblowing magic?
I am pretty sure you have seen the magic, where magician teleports themselves or their support staff from one place to another. Seems pretty interesting right that you can get teleported to a different place. Reading is the same.
You are reading a Harry Potter book, and now you are being teleported to a magical world of wizardry where everything is different from your world and you can experience that just from the words written in the book.
You are reading some historical fiction book where you get to time travel to the past and experience the events that have taken way before you were born.
You are reading some futuristic Sci-Fi and now you are time traveling into the future where you can experience things that will be present 1000 years from now.
You are reading a biography of Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein and you get so immersed in their life that it feels like you were there when they grew up, you knew them and the people around them. You somehow become a part of their life.
You live in America and you read about India and even though you have never traveled to India, you can experience what is it like to live in India, and what is it like to be an Indian.
Isn’t that just pure magic?
I discovered this magic too late in life but when I discovered it I never looked back. Growing up, I was not into books since I felt they were too big with no pictures, how boring is that? But right before I finished my undergrad studies, I somehow started reading books. I started with fiction (I must admit: my first set of books were Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat and Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon). Then over time, I picked up more non-fiction books and that helped me shape my thinking and perspective. I didn’t restrict myself to any genre. Heck, I tried to read Godel, Escher, Bach and after reading 150 pages which took me a few months and then I gave up (One day I will try again or maybe ask ChatGPT to summarize).
So quick advice to someone who wants to start reading books but is a bit scared, just start with a very small fiction story maybe, and give reading that a try. Even though you are a slow reader like me, take your time and don’t rush. If you don’t like it, find some other genre, don’t restrict yourself. Over time you will find something interesting that will change your perspective and you will travel to a world that you would’ve never imagined.
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