Reading makes you intelligent? True or NOT?

Philippines
January 3, 2009 5:31am CST
Is this really true? Does reading can make you intellegent? Reading what exactly? Sounds so easy but is it really true?????
3 responses
• United States
3 Jan 09
Reading doesn't increase intelligence. Most of what we call intelligence is inborn, and while it may be somewhat affected by your environment, reading isn't one of the things that will increase it. You can become more knowledgeable, if you read the right books or articles, or you can wind up misinformed and more ignorant than ever if you read the wrong ones. Unfortunately for most people, it takes at least a minimum level of intelligence to tell if what you are reading is valuable, and it takes even more intelligence to make use of it.
• India
3 Jan 09
Your last sentence makes a lot of sense. A dumb person reading rocket science will have no clue as to whether what he is reading is valuable or not.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
i agree, reading only adds up knowledge at all not really increase your intelligence. If you read articles it adds up information right through brain and made us more knowledgeable. You're right about the last sentence too, i am not even sure that those people who's less fortunate to have minimum level of intelligence would immediately give importance to what they had read.
• India
3 Jan 09
Even for the dumbest of people reading atleast will improve vocabulary if not intelligence.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
i agree with you. vocabulary is very important too in our daily communication. so,reading is so helpful
@sonusd (1548)
• India
3 Jan 09
ya this is true that reading will increase your memory and you become knowledgeable and smart because when you read something you get some knowledge about that matter and you can discuss that with your friends when your friend may not be aware about that so not only reading by watching good programmes in television and moving around places you can become intelligent
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
yep, right. when you read the info adds up in your memory [;