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How Does Literature Make The World A Better Place?

There are millions and millions of reasons on how literature makes the world a better place, whether it be it’s tranquility and adventurer vibes it gives to it’s audience or mystical and infatuating characters that we seem to be constantly falling in love with. However reading has much more advantages than just for entertainment and pleasure purposes but it has a lot of health and mental health advantages as well. In the following points you'll be able to READ about some of these amazing advantages that most people don't know about!

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Stress Reduction

No matter how much stress you may be under because of work, school, in your personal relationships, or numerous other difficulties throughout your daily life; it all just slips away for awhile when you lose yourself in a great book. A well written novel can take you to other worlds, while an interesting article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting stress fade away and allowing you to relax. A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%. It works better and faster than other relaxation methods, such as listening to music or drinking a hot cup of tea. This is because your mind is invited into a literary world that is free from the stressors that invade your daily life.

Memory Improvement

When you read a book, you have to remember a lot of different things like characters, their backgrounds, history, as well as things like the subplots that make their way through every story. That’s bit to remember sometimes, but brains are amazing things and can remember these things ease. Every time we read it’s like we’re exercising our brains to be able to memorize more things and pick up on things more quickly and efficiently.

Increases your Creativity and Imagination Activity

When reading any book you're escaping your own world for awhile; it’s as if you have entered the life of someone completely different and you get to see what they see and experience what they experience figuratively speaking. Some books defy the basic laws of reality but that's when your imagination and creativity can truly run wild. This is truly a wonderful connection between the book and it’s reader. Some people believe that these sort of things like magic and fairy tales are meant for children only but in reality these whimsical adventures are for everyone to enjoy.

Healthy Outlet For Our Emotions

As it was mentioned in the description we as readers are constantly becoming infatuated with our beloved characters even if they may be fictional or not, we as humans have an instinct to feel emotions for the characters we read about. For example if your favorite character died; you would obviously feel some type of sorrow and mourning because we become attached to these characters for whatever reason, maybe these characters remind us of ourselves, and maybe at one point they're going through what we went through. No matter what we love, care and show emotions for our beloved characters even if we don't want to; sometimes a really good book can just bring our emotions from INSIDE, OUT!

Health benefits

Reading has so many health benefits that many people are unaware of such as Alzheimer's disease. Reading puts your brain to work and those who engage their brain in activities such as reading, chess, or puzzles have a 2.5% chance at not getting Alzheimer's disease. It's amazing how much picking up a simple book can do for you.

Increases intelligence

Reading frequently allows your brain to process things more quickly and effectively, this mean sit can give you the ability to think a little bit lighter on your feet and a little bit outside the box. Often times in books the main character has to do the unexpected of the unpredictable to defeat what ever conflict he or she is facing so the book can be a bit more interesting and enjoyable. Having that said once we read or finish a novel it is almost as if there habits rub off on as and some of their thought process begins to reflect on our own.

Expands Vocabulary

Every author as his or her own style when it comes to writing. Authors come from all over the world with different backgrounds, ethnicity, culture, religion ect. In addition every author is different and has learned and experienced different things that they are always willing to share with their readers throughout their wonderful story's. It would be impossible not to see, find and pick up a few words or catch phrases you read in a book from time to time.

Builds emotional intelligence and ethical knowledge

Most books will tend to have some type of message or theme in them that teach us virtues like hope and patience and to never give, to always try your best, try and do the right thing, and honesty. Most people would think that these little themes and messages are only found in children's books but if you look hard enough and take the time to truly analyze and reflect these life lessons are everywhere all the time.


In this generation it is seems almost mandatory to have cell phones and laptops and ipad and ect. Sure they are full educational purposes but eventually they all break and loses "pizazz" because the new latest edition is coming out and everyone's already going on about the next iphone. However, books do not break, they do not loes its content and they will never lose its spark because books are timeless and it’s as if they have this humbling virtue to them that never quite goes away.

In conclusion, We as humans take advantage of the beautiful things in our world every single day and I personally believe that litterateur is differently one of those things. It bring light and culture to our everyday life and so much more, and for that I am truly grateful.

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