Reading is an activity that is very beneficial for most people, especially for someone who likes to read books. By reading books we can get new knowledge that we did not know before. In addition to adding new insights and knowledge, we can also see the wider world through books as the saying goes that books are windows to the world.
Actually there are many benefits of reading books that are not known by many people. However, many of us are not aware of these benefits. Here are 5 benefits of reading books that many people don’t know about.
1. Be humble
When we read a lot of books we will get new knowledge that we never knew before. When we get the knowledge we will feel that the knowledge we have so far is still not much. By realizing this, we will become even more active in reading books to gain new knowledge and we will never feel arrogant to others regarding the knowledge we have.
2. Be more productive
By reading books we can fill our free time with useful things. In addition to getting benefits in the form of new knowledge, we can also avoid bad habits that usually occur when we are in our spare time.
3. Become more grateful
When we read books, we will feel grateful that not everyone has the same fate as us. Not everyone has access to education like us, even reading books is still difficult. After the gratitude appears we will become more concerned about the people around us so that we will try to share the knowledge we have with others.
4. The emergence of calm within
When we are reading a book and begin to seriously understand the contents of the book, our minds seem to enter the world in the book. When we are in such an atmosphere, we will not pay attention to the circumstances around us. This is what causes peace in the heart.
5. Bringing glory
When we have gained a lot of knowledge from the books we read, we will realize that knowledge is a very noble thing. With knowledge we can elevate our dignity as human beings. We can also spread the benefits to others with the knowledge we have. As the saying goes that books can change your life and make yours for the better.
Those are 5 benefits of reading books that many people don’t know. Hopefully after reading this information you can be more diligent in reading books.