Noodle* on this…
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~ Dr. Seuss
Reading takes you places – both literally and figuratively. In school and work, it prepares you to be and do your best, which may lead to good performance reviews, raises, promotions and even new career opportunities.
There are other benefits of reading, too…
It improve your memory and helps keep you mind active. This is a deterrent to dementia. Reading builds you vocabulary helping you to express your thoughts and feelings more effectively. It supports your well being by reducing stress and helping you be more patient and understanding with both yourself and others.
Reading can also take you to new and interesting places. Recently, I read Douglas E, Richards’s book Split Second. In this fascinating science fiction/action book, Richands wrote about both time travel and space travel, which got me to thinking (always a dangerous thing):
What if you could choose to travel through time or space? Either time or space – not both. Which would you chose and why?
I would like to travel back in time. Why? Because those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Imagine being an invisible witness to the Yalta Conference in February 1945 where Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt were the key decision makers. The decisions they made at Yalta changed the map of Europe. What was said? What happened that is not in any of the history books and what can we learn from these leaders and the people around them?
Your Noodle Challenge
This challenge is a multiple choice. In the Leave a Reply field below you may
A. Tell us what book you are currently reading and your thoughts about the book.
B. Answer this question: What if you could choose to travel through time or space? Either time or space – not both. Which would you chose and why?
C. Answer both A and B.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. ~ David Bailey
* To noodle: A verb meaning to mull over, think about, contemplate, ponder, puzzle over or brainstorm.
Image Credit: Original watercolor painting by Diane Chinn