|BTT Asks: Do you feel sad that so many people seem content to go through their lives without stretching their mental wings at all?|
Can you imagine NOT being a Reader? How does it shape your life? Your perception of it?
How does being a Reader affect your relationship with all those folks who are looking at it from the other side and simply can’t understand how you can sit and READ all the time?
This was an excellent series of questions this week that really made me think before answering.
Yes, I do feel sad that some people don't read. I've always been a passionate reader from the time I was very young. My mother would take me to the library several times a week and as I grew I could always be found curled up with a book somewhere. Many times I'd hear people say they didn't understand how I could read all day. In all honesty I'd be lost in a sense without reading in my life and it makes me sad to this day thinking people are missing out on that experience.
I do understand some people aren't readers and have had bad experiences in school where they were forced to read a book they hated over and over. Sometimes it just takes the right title to get them to start up again and find that passion. Then on the other hand you have others who stubbornly refuse no matter how much you try. Some people are simply not readers.
As for the last part of the question, I don't think I know many people who flat out refuse to read but I do have a few family members who might not understand my book obsession. Does it affect my relationship? Not entirely, but having passions in common certainly wouldn't hurt.
Overall I simply believe reading a book to be the biggest pleasure in life. I couldn't imagine a life without them and I will never stop trying to convince others to do the same even if only a casually.
Now for my questions, Do you feel some people are just not readers or Are you convinced they just haven't found the right book yet? If you weren't a reader what would be your passion? Leave me an answer in the comments below, I love reading your responses!
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