As almost a daily reader I pride myself in the fact that I unplugged my cable box from my wall, and threw it in the garbage about a year ago. Not only do I feel more intelligent for the decision, but it led me to what I never thought I would be doing which is picking up an Amazon Kindle and regularly reading whenever I’m not busy working. I suppose when you back yourself into a corner by taking away what is, for some, their primary source of entertainment the result can be fascinating. Especially for a guy who is twenty-two years old and previously hadn’t read a book since he was required too in school when he was about twelve years old.
Don’t get me wrong I haven’t forsaken video entertainment entirely I just prefer to choose what now just seems to be a less propaganda and product drilling sides of video entertainment like movies or Youtube video series. I have found that a book will get you so much more immersed in an incredible story that someone spent years writing. They are much more inspiring and down-to-earth in the sense that they are censored so little, and have nearly no limitations to how long they can be.
One of my favorite books I read, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, got me so far visualized and immersed that it inspired me. I have always been as an introvert who had never seen the state he was born, and I was inspired to go on an adventure for self-discovery in Los Angeles, California, which was a HUGE life changing event for me, and helped me become the person I am today. I went traveling not only for the first time but by myself which was the scariest thing I could think of doing for a person my age which was exactly why I did it!
A book inspired me to make such a chain reaction of decisions, and other events that I could never imagine a television show or movie could do for a human being in a million years. That now is the reason I keep reading with nearly an endless supply of books there are nearly and an endless supply of fascinating adventures you could be experienced.
A book club has stereotypically been cast to be a feminine thing to be interested in, but now I’m jumping at the opportunity to jump in one that enjoys same genres as I do so I can discuss them further, and having fun, exciting conversations about them. My nephews get spoiled now as they get old enough to read as I will continue to do so as they continue to age, but it is only an obsession you catch on your own you simply can’t just tell someone to read expecting them to contract the same literary desires as you.
So for that reason, I recommend you open a book, and jump in so you can get exactly what I mean!