a regular reading habit have many advantages to it... it can help a person to..
November 26, 2007 11:48am CST
increase his knowledge about each & every aspect of life, his insight in to life,general knowledge of a person thus increasing his common IQ level...reading can also contribute to the overall personality development of a person,when a person is well read it can provide him with tremendous self confidence which will be shown in his presentation in the society... here reading not only mean the study of course books , but also books from all areas & genres of life. according to me a well read man is far more confident,presentable & well versed in any society because always the right words come from him ...
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27 Nov 07
I agree - knowledge sets you free. Or as Oliver Wendell Holmes put it: "Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions" I found that more important to find answers is, to ask the questions (to know YOUR questions)! For example: "What is true?" This question could be behind your way of thinking, hence the tendency to want to know about all aspects of life. But the answers to this question might not always be welcomed. It could mean, that you will have to throw "old believes" over board with all the consequences, which could be scary, maybe too scary for some, so they give up asking. Buddha once said: "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting." And to the "IQ": Personally I don't believe in the concept of "IQ's", as the whole IQ - stuff is a misconception and overrated. E.g. If I participate in an IQ test and don't know the language very well, I won't understand all questions right - does that make me less "intelligent"? And if I do a few of these tests and learn the patterns, I do have an advantage over someone, who never solved puzzles before, but does this make me really "smarter"? I once did 5 tests in a row (in my native language), the first one I passed with "140", the last one with "180" all within a day! Wow, an increase of 40 points! In other test I made it only to "120"... But imagine if I would do only one test every day! I soon would be the "smartest" person on this planet! ...Unfortunately it doesn't work this way. All it tells me is that I'm good with puzzles, math and word-games. Your IQ is determined by how much you know about these things and doesn't give you any advantage e.g. in the jungle, when you have to survive and you never learnt, which of the plants you can eat. However, you always can ask one of the "dummies" living there, for help. They might consider you "dumb", as you don't know "anything". They don't require to know that the leaves of the vines grow around the stem according to the Fibonacci numbers, or what these numbers are... Sorry, got a bit side-tracked here, this would be interesting enough for a post on its own. You were talking about reading... Yes, "The person who does not read good books has no advantage over the person who can't read them" - Mark Twain So appreciate the gift we have, to be able to see (read) and comprehend and you will learn, that the sky has no limits! ;-) Cheers, Mike