"I love BEING a reader and simply can’t imagine what it’s like to go through life without being one. Am I the only one who feels this way? That wonders at how other people can simply NOT do something that should be so essential?
Who feels almost sad that so many people seem content to go through their lives without stretching their mental wings at all?
When I hit a new age milestone last year I made a review of my life from the time I left college. It was an action-packed life, and somewhere in the last decade I felt something was not quite right. Now I realize it was the time when I was not reading anything other than those I had to because they go with the job.Can you imagine NOT being a Reader? How does it shape your life? Your perception of it? How does being a Reader affect your relationship with all those folks who are looking at it from the other side and simply can’t understand how you can sit and READ all the time?"
Sad? I have always tried to do something more than just feel sad. If it's within my power and right to influence others to read - I do it. Family is right on top. A nephew is expected to read before he comes to me for monetary favor. The son has to have something to do with a book if he wants to get new toys. Le Boyfriend. If I ever have one, it will be awesome if he loves to read. If he does not then he has to at least recognize that it's part of me or be tolerant of the fact. Students come next. They probably must have grown tired of my READ PEOPLE READ sermon already. But it's always a blast every time there's evidence that efforts are working.
Reading helped me survive a personal crisis. Should I face a challenge or deal with some kind of drama in the future, I know a better option than either a pricey shrink, a morphine shot or a gun shot.
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