When a person is young, maybe a toddler or even younger, the parents make it their responsibility to develop a reading habit for their children. As the child grows older he would find reading even more fascinating, but when he grows into teens, the habit of reading takes a backseat. They find hanging out with their friends much more relaxing than reading. As life goes on they secure jobs, move onto a stress-free, target-oriented lives and have no more time for developing deep friendships. That’s when they begin to rediscover the art of reading. For a child, whose parents did not insist on the habit of reading, it wouldn’t be easy to rediscover reading. Such children fail to realize that there is nothing more relaxing than a good book in hand after a stressful day.
Reading habit can become a passion at any time
If reading is a passion, then the person can always join reading groups and it becomes even more pleasurable when the passion becomes a career. Though reading is a solitary activity, joining groups or discussing about favorite books would immediately make that person part of a larger community. Being a librarian or a publisher would be a great boon to people who love reading and would love bury themselves in a good book any time of the day. For them it is like embarking on a new journey, both on an emotional and intellectual level. Recently, a survey was conducted by Galaxy where they discovered that reading for 30 minutes a week is enough to make at least 20% of the people satisfied with their lives. Readers have also reported that reading regularly have made them more aware of social and economic issues. Thus, developing a reading habit would help people find better solutions for their problems in life and at the same time be empathetic to others.
There is no alternative to the habit of reading. Only a reader can become a better citizen and human being.