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In the new age of technology many teenagers today forget to value the importance of reading books. Nowadays, some teens spend sleepless night surfing the web as opposed to reading their books.

Some children frequently ask this question, “Why do we need to read books?” when their parents force them to study and read. Obviously we all know that books are essential in our lives since every page contains vital information. This means that if you’re reading, you will more likely learn something new every day. Each time we read something new, our brain ‘makes room’ to fit it in. With these new spaces, we can take any new data that may emerge and it will help us to expand our vocabulary. It can also improve one’s understanding and boost the imagination and creativity.

With reading, an individual can go anyplace in the world…or level out of it! They can be a leader,  an adventurer, a princess etc. The potential outcomes are immeasurable. Non-readers never encounter these delights in the same degree.
Non-readers or poor readers often have low opinions of themselves and their abilities. A poor reading ability expands the measure of time it takes to retain information and to respond in the work environment.  With a low reading and comprehension ability, an individual cannot perform well as his inability to understand is a limiting factor.
With reading we can know everything, as Charles Eliot said “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
We must value and promote reading books.  The most awful thing that you can do with books, aside from burning them, is not to read them.

Sharmaine Lorido
BS Mass Communication
New Era University