I've been asking myself this same question. Does it ever happen to you? Do you ever start to think about what other people think about your healthy reading addiction? Does it ever make you feel uncool? I'm writing this point to arrive at a conclusion to this topic.
I've been talking to some people "the popular crowd" at my school. They don't exactly think I'm a geek or in other terms uninteresting. But, this was after I wrote a persuasive essay on this topic (class assignment), I believe I got through to them that in reality reading is a beautiful thing.
But, it seems that in today's society people assume that you are a geek, who can't get a girlfriend/boyfriend, and someone who has no social life out side of reading. Frankly, I'm sick of it.
People's assumptions to reading, nowadays are wrong. Reading has become known to be uninteresting, spiritless, and dead among other things. Now, just because a person spending time engrossed in a good book to pass time, does not mean that the person is unsocial or "uncool".
Taking into consideration that I'm not a geek. But, I digress people who read are in no way anywhere less cool, than the average person who doesn't read. We're actually more skilled mentally.
Here's the benefits of reading:
- Reading embellishes your imagination.
- It expands your vocabulary.
- Teens who read tend to get higher grades.
- Reading gives you knowledge and comprehension skills.
- In books, you find solution to everyday problems.
Conclusion: Now to prove my point, reading is cool. In reality, the people who read are actually smarter than the average person.
Books can be an escape from a boring life, or an adventure full of excitement and intrigue. It's easy to lose yourself among a book's beautifully written pages, reading word upon word of a literary masterpiece. Of course, there are ways to enjoy books to their fullest extent. And, don't forget the benefits. Did I mention it's entertaining, and "cool"?!
Would you like to become an avid reader?