“Books are much more. They are a way of being fully human.” — Susan Sontag
This marks the second highly investigative news report that will shock readers. Yesterday we learned that authors are poor as sin. Today, I will shock the world by declaring that reading makes you a better person.
I know, I know, I know.
THE OUTRAGE! THE AUDACITY! THE IDIOCY!
Please forgiving me. I am hurtful and apology. But, reading makes me right good. Also, it makes my brains sort of mushy, but electric. Calm, but fiercely. Can you understand? Maybe not. Why? Because you are not read enough books.
Seriously, Emerson University carried out a brain study and discovered some very interesting things. As the lead researcher on the project said, “The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist. We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”
To end this post, I will conclude with something that the great French writer Gustave Flaubert once said: “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
Check out the full article here.