Let’s face it.
In a world dominated by technology, there’s no better way to connect with the real world than reading a book. You see, reading a book is not just something done for you to learn more about your craft. You also see, reading a book is not just something done for you to learn more about yourself.
It’s something done to expand your knowledge, aside from your craft. It’s something done to grow your understanding, aside from yourself. And if you’re someone who’s on-the-go frequently, I bet you’ll not just read books for these reasons.
That being said, here are other reasons why you should read books on-the-go:
It keeps you grounded.
While most people think reading books is something only done by those who are capable of enjoying it (e.g. introverted people, business people), it’s not exactly the case. Reading books is something done by everyone, whether you’re just reading an order on the food menu or reading signs above the traffic light. Even more so, it keeps anyone grounded – in line with the real world, despite technology overpowering things that makes a person get even more active physically and mentally.
It makes you interested.
This is probably one of the greatest things about reading a book. Even if you’re just planning to say “hi Ilawe Waterfall” in Hawaii and go on your way immediately, count on a book to get you interested about what Ilawe Waterfall can offer for tourists like you. That’s right, it makes you interested – just enough to keep enjoying what you are reading (let’s say, an exclusive book about Hawaii’s famous tourist attractions and hidden gems) and keep wanting to explore what you’ve read about.
P.S. If you’re confused about the second item, here’s another example: reading an online article about the scenic view on Eiffel Tower in Paris and wanting to explore what you’ve read about – in person, someday.