you more of a Benjamin or a Jerry:
“From a Child I Was Fond of Reading” - Benjamin Franklin
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin
George: I'm really going to do something with these three months.
Jerry: Like what?
George: I'm gonna read a book. From beginning to end. In that order.
Jerry: I've always wanted to do that...
From the Summer Of George - Seinfeld, May 15 1997
What are you reading?
The Wall Street Journal posted a story called
"What The Rich Are Reading This Summer".
Whether you are rich or not there are many benefits you can gain
from reading. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, who loved to read,
started out life as anything but rich.
At 17 years old he had run away from home to avoid
becoming indentured to his older brother as a printer's apprentice.
As he put it, "So I sold some of my books to raise a little money,
was taken on board privately, and as we had a fair wind, in three
days I found myself in New York, near 300 miles from home, a boy of
but 17 without the least recommendation to, or knowledge of any
person in the place, and with very little money in my pocket."
Benjamin Franklin may have been 17 years old and homeless in New
York, but as we all know he became a huge success and an integral
part of our country's development, and he credits a life long
commitment to reading and studying for much of that success.
So, what are you reading?
LifeDev.net lists these 8 ways reading makes your life better:
1. Enhanced Smarts
2. Reading reduces stress
3. Greater tranquility
4. Improved analytical thinking
5. Increased vocabulary
6. Improved memory
7. Improved writing skills
8. Helps prioritize goals
10 more reasons to read.
Reading is an active mental process.
Reading improves your vocabulary.
Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places of the world.
Improves concentration and focus.
Improves your discipline.
You always have something to talk about.