Reading HabitWith the invasion of TV, Internet reading habit among children and youngsters is fading away, though one may argue that reading has become a part of internet browsing.
The joy of having the books in hand, selecting them and getting the photographic memory of the sentences written etc no longer thrills the present 'y' generations.
Of all, the one way habit helps one to appreciate the writings,the content,style,and the description etc.
Printed words are never dead, they are all the time in the mind. One can carry the books with one and read during the bus, train, and the flying time journey. While waiting at the hospitals, reservation centers, even on the beach. The easy access and portability helps to cultivate and continue the habit.One does not require electricity. [at the time of power failures during day time].
Reading can be in the form of story books, magazines, newspapers, comics and cartoons. Gaining knowledge helps one to face the world boldly , one can quote incidents from what has been read, especially biography and auto biographies enhance one's way of looking at things.
Parents need to have this habit to cultivate and encourage this 'gradually dying habit'.There are many lending libraries around every area, even otherwise it is not late to start one by collecting books from the neighbourhood and make the first step.
Reading makes one passive and the wisdom helps in tackling situations calmly.Like minded people can hold discussions on the books they have read and exchanging multiple views brings different perspective to the world, the different way of approach, analyzing from different angles brings out the essence of reading.
'A man is known by the books he reads!'
PS. If at all one borrows a book, it should be returned in a good condition, treat the books as if they have life!