When Being Fat Has An Advantage

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A statue in Japan: Your weight & value is not the number of Kilograms or Size, but the number of Books you read. This is the only time our fatness is allowed, admired even – the number of books you have read.

In the movie The Equalizer(2014), Denzel Washington, the former Super-assassin had a goal(which he informed Teri), the goal was not about a personal vendetta or killing more people – he said he’s already put that mysterious past behind him; rather it was  to read up a list of 100 books before he dies(a list that was drawn by his late wife), and he was in his early ninetieth book in the movie. His calmness and faraway-ness were so endearing while narrating the content of The Old Man and the Fish to Teri. A super-assassin reading a book is super attractive.

There are a lot of good things about deliberately reading a book. While growing up I read a book about a red-haired girl(Anne) and it stuck with me. The book was Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and a phrase in the book and its many implications mysteriously followed me into adulthood – “… lacks imagination” and the capacity to judge secretly whether people I meet daily have or lack an imagination.

Please don’t tell me, your daily reading habits are tweets, Facebook feeds, Instagram posts or instructions on your Kellog’s cereal package. Am sorry to inform you, those are not reading – reading social media interactions, banters or fights does not qualify as READING, it is more deliberate and purposeful act than that. Reading is when you read a piece of connected writing for 15 – 20mins straight without distraction or stopping.

So, pick up a good book or find a good article, sit back and relax, turn off your mobile phones, TV and shut yourself off from the rest of the world and all its troubles – which will never ever end. Put your worries and problems to one side and take full advantage of all the positive, calming and energizing benefits that reading has to offer you.

When was the last time you read a book or substantial magazine article? When was the last time you read a piece of connected writing for 15 – 20mins straight without distraction or stopping. If you are one of countless people, you don’t make a habit of reading regularly. Then you are missing out.

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The Good in Reading

Life used to be a lot simpler and easier and reading was one of the most popular forms of self-development and entertainment. But these days, with the ever advancement and technology, there is more distraction and other things for people to do. Many people have lost interest in reading, some children, even find it boring as they prefer to play video games or spend all their time on their phones.

Reading is the best form of self-educating yourself, and there are no limits or boundaries to what you can learn and become.

This is a crying shame, as reading offers many benefits, it also plays a vital role in children’s and adults development, because it improves your ability to focus, retain information, think, concentrate and judge a situation and people better.

If you want to be more successful and you want to grow, then you need to learn and focus. Reading has got all these crucial areas of development and more, covered.

Reading is the best form of self-educating yourself, and there are no limits or boundaries to what you can learn and become.

So, pick up a good book or find a good article, sit back and relax, turn off your electrical devices and shut yourself off from the rest of the world and all its troubles – which will never ever end. Put your worries and problems to one side and take full advantage of all the positive, calming and energizing benefits that reading has to offer you.

Because reading can offer you a form of relaxing and learning at the same time, so why not let your book feed you and help you to become a better, wiser and smarter you.

Benefits of Reading

Experts have said reading

1) Increases verbal/writing skills – Reading improves your ability to comprehend written material—a skill helpful in any career.

2) Helps articulate thoughts – Reading improves your vocabulary and makes you a more creative thinker.

3) Enhances problem-solving skills – The structure of fiction—with a beginning, middle and end—trains the brain to think in sequence, to link cause, effect and significance.

Reading is when you read a piece of connected writing for 15 – 20mins straight without distraction or stopping.

4) Increases concentration – Reading is more demanding on your brain than processing images or speech. This neurobiological workout keeps your brain sharp and improves powers of concentration.

5) Improves memory – Modern life bombards us with too much information, which we learn to tune out. Reading reduces stress by allowing your brain to focus on one task.

6) Reading improves the relaxation response, lowering heartbeat and pulse rate.

If you want to be more successful and you want to grow, then you need to learn and focus. Reading has got all these crucial areas of development and more, covered. In short, reading has your development and success back covered and almost guaranteed.

7) And much more depending on which expert you ask!

8) Find out more by reading a book yourself today.

Long and short, Reading is gratifying, and if you are wondering if I practice what we preach at CMA. Like what book am I reading now – am reading The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer, after finishing several days ago The Sicilian by Mario Puzo, side read is The Prince by Machiavelli and the other side listen(Audiobook) is A Farewell to Arms by  Ernest Hemingway … I could go on. Just go grab that book, read and feel the winds on your imaginations. Get some new imagination friend.

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