Thursday, May 26, 2016

Why Reading Makes You a Better Person

Why Reading Makes You a Better Person

9 comments:

Deb said...

The key benefit to me (other than the infinite entertainment value and expanded intellectual horizons) is empathy. Those who have read some of my soapbox rants on George's blog will be surprised to see me claim empathy, but--much as I tell my girls how much worse a person I'd be if I didn't go to church regularly--I'd have even less empathy if I didn't read so much.

Bill Crider said...

So that's why I have so much empathy. Maybe I need to read less.

Deb said...

I can't imagine the type of person who would voluntarily stop reading!

/I guess I'll continue looking for my much-vaunted empathy.

Don Coffin said...

I figure that the more time I spend reading, the less time I have to get into trouble.

Don Coffin said...

"Readers have higher incomes."

I suspect the causation here goes both ways--people with higher incomes tend to read more, which may cause their incomes to rise a little, which causes them to read more...

Bill Crider said...

Some of them spend too much of their income on more books.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.

Don Coffin said...

"Some of them spend too much of their income on more books."

"Some of US," I think this should read.

Bill Crider said...

No doubt of that.