In today’s social media world where one usually spends time on their phone before going to bed, here are a few important points to keep in mind. This will surely make you ditch the phone and go for a book.
We scan, we skim, we browse but rarely do we read. Our eyes Ping-Pong back and forth from Facebook posts to open chat boxes, unclicked emails to GIFs of dancing cats, scanning for key words but barely digesting what we see. Average time spent on an online article is 15 seconds.
In 2014, the Pew Research Centre revealed that one-quarter of American adults hadn’t read a single book in the previous year. And that’s a shame, because those who read exhibit significantly greater memory and mental abilities at all stages in life. They are also better public speakers, thinkers and, according to some studies, better people in general.
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