Why Books Make Great Friends

Most writers will tell you that they’ve been avid readers since a young age, ripe with the knowledge and understanding of this complicated world they live in. I, on the other hand, am what you could consider a late bloomer.

As a teen, I found it very difficult to concentrate. As such, I wasn’t a big fan of reading, especially since I couldn’t get pass the first page. It wasn’t exactly that I found the material boring, but that I just could not follow.

Now that I’m in a more sound state of mind, I find that I am able to concentrate much better; hence I am now able to experience the world in a new light.

Later, I realized that I wanted to be a writer (ironically) and decided it was time to start taking reading seriously. Now I find reading to be a great escape, especially in the times when reality isn’t so kind. Therefore, it can be a great way to cope until a personal issue is resolved.

It also allows me to travel beyond my means. Since I’ve always had a wild imagination, the one that made it difficult for me to concentrate in the first place, I leave it up to my mind to bring the story to life, and I really enjoy how freeing the experience can be.

Last, but not least, it helps me to understand the world more. I find this to be very powerful as it gives me a sense of peace and allows me to accept the things I cannot change. This applies to all art forms.


2 thoughts on “Why Books Make Great Friends

  1. I was also somewhat of a “late bloomer.” I did enjoy reading as a teen, but it was mostly books I read for school. I wouldn’t actively go out and search for books to read. Now, I read all the time 🙂 Oh, and I also write, too. I’m writing three novels right now that I’m hoping to publish one day.

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