The Power of Reading

38985135_1811237662291845_7752830403559292928_nOne thing  we often take for granted in life is the power we have in reading. Reading means so much to us as human beings, and  we don’t even think about.

There are many different ways that we read on a daily basis. Maybe you read a book or a magazine. Maybe you read on your phone as many of us do now a days. Maybe you read the news, maybe you read sports. You read the text messages people send you and what your friends post on social media. You read signs and things of importance.10533829_662488260500140_900438375764623536_o.

Whatever you do, I can almost guarantee that reading comes in along the way.

Now you might ask Jared, why would reading come into play for a blog that is about everyday adventure? It is a great question, especially because many people have the idea that reading is inconvenient or a waste of time.

As a college student when I hear the term read it gives me a yucky feeling at first. When your professor tells you to read something, more than likely it’s going to be something you don’t want to read. The task assigned isn’t in your interest.

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However what we fail to realize is that reading is a huge part in our daily adventure. What would it be like if we could not read? For many of us there was time in our life where we could not read but we most likely don’t remember it.

There are many people in the world believe it or not who cannot read. In fact according to The World Literacy Project 757 million people in the world cannot read, and of that 30 million of them live right here in the United States. That is about fourteen percent of our population.

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I challenge you for a second to think about what your daily adventure would be like if you could not read? It would be much more difficult.

So I for one very much value to my ability too read.

Reading has taken me on so many adventures in life. Many times reading takes me down new exciting adventures that I want to take. Sometimes it helps prevent me from taking adventures that I defiantly do not want to take. Others times it takes me on adventures I don’t want to take, but have to take anyways.

Often I find myself in little adventures while I read. I love to read books, specifically fiction books. Currently, I am going through a book called Imagining America. It’s a set of short stories on immigration. I find myself as I read putting myself into the stories, as if I am there.

In my imagination I am creating an adventure. for a second I take myself out of the world I am in and into the one of the story. It’s amazing because I just made an adventure right out of my bed.

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I also read the news a lot. I think the news itself is an adventure. When I read the news not only am I learning about something new, but I am imagining what its like to be there in the news story. I try my best to put myself in that persons shoes. That is an adventure.

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Reading is an adventure.

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