There’s no doubt, books are good for the soul. You have probably heard that before, you might have also heard that they are food for the soul.
There is no denying that there is something magical and enjoyable about picking up a book, but what makes this true? Why are books so powerful?
Fuel Your Mind
The number one reason books are so powerful is that they fuel your imagination. Vivid descriptions and imagery from books can take you to places that you have never been and give you the chance to meet new people.
You can even experience places that aren’t real. Written word carries with it a power that is enough to inspire inventions and chance the worst of moods.
A good book, better yet, a good series of books, makes you grow attached. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will grieve. Anything that happens to the characters you grow to love will be experienced by you.
Books have been around since the written word was first developed.
Some would argue that they have come from before then, when pictographs were used. While other inventions and entertainment methods have come and gone, books have lasted and grown.
Have you ever felt an itching of creativity when reading? You probably have. Books have been inspiration for people to embrace their creativity and do new things. From writing their own books to making scientific breakthrough, books are powerful.
Step Into Another World
Phones need charging, televisions need power. With these considerations in place, you don’t need anything besides a book to have a good time when reading. No extras. It also costs nothing if you have a library membership or trade books with friends.
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, books allow you to step out of the real world. No matter what is going on with your world, a good book can help you escape into the pages and ride along with lovable fictional people.