"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." ~ Gandhi
I get irritated with people, including my own friends, who say they don't read. Some even say it with pride, as if it is cool not to read. Some even plaster it on their Facebook profiles with a little, "lol", after it. Well, it's not funny. I'm certainly not laughing out loud and neither are others.
Some say ignorance is bliss. I disagree. Ignorance can be dangerous. What you don't know can hurt you and often will.
Let me give you just 3 very good reasons you should be reading:
- You gain knowledge.
- You open up your imagination.
- You exercise your brain.
"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." ~ Terry Pratchett