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Can reading books make me happy?

Asked by M. Jabrowsky, Last updated: Nov 30, 2020

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Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover
Danny R. Glover, Editor, New York City

Answered Apr 18, 2019

There is a quote says that you should be careful what you read because it will transform you. Books, both fiction and nonfiction, give us ideas about the world and how it should be. If you read a novel by Jane Austen or J.R.R. Tolkien, you will not just get an engaging story but a worldview and an idea of how life should be. As a result, even fiction can influence how you see the world and yourself. Books can increase human wellbeing by encouraging healthy mental habits and ideas that are useful and can lead to human flourishing.

There is a quote says that you should be careful what you read because it will transform you.
Furthermore, reading encourages deep thinking because, in contrast to an internet article, books are hundreds of pages and require more concentration and deep thought. As a result, books can help us to think deeply so we can examine our lives. As we examine our lives and think about how we want to live, we can increase our happiness.

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