10 reasons why books are our best friends

10 reasons why books are our best friends

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Books are our best friends

We all need friends who would be there for us when needed and who would understand us without being judgemental. And books can be our best friends for life, for all the right reasons. Good books enrich our mind and broaden our perspective towards life. What’s more, one can never feel lonely in the company of books. Here we list down ten top reasons why books are our best friends for life.

1.They make us forget our troubles

They make us forget our troubles
                                    They make us forget our troubles

They are the best refuge from the woes and troubles of life. Even as you may be battling the worse in life, reading a book can be a saviour as it will divert you from your troubles.

2. They don’t question us

They don't question us
                     They don’t question us

They don’t ask questions. They rather provide answer to the questions that keep troubling us.

 3. They are always there for us

They are always there for us
       They are always there for us

They are always there for us, no matter what. Even in the middle of the night, when everyone else is fast asleep, you can enjoy the company of books. They are a perfect cure for our loneliness.

4. They make us smarter

They make us smarter
                                   They make us smarter

They are our best teachers. A well-read person has not just answers to worldly questions but also has solution to queries of the soul. Besides, as add on you get a good vocabulary and a vast arena of knowledge.

5. They are non-judgemental

 They are non-judgemental
                                             They are non-judgemental

They don’t judge. “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood,” John Green once said.

6. They make us a better person

They make us a better person
                                     They make us a better person

 

Reading fiction makes us empathise with others and also opens up our world view. Reading good books makes us a better person, that too without preaching too much.

7. They change our perspective towards life

They change our perspective towards life
                                           They change our perspective towards life

They bring in so many perspectives and influence the way we see the world, broadening our worldview. Books offer us to live many different lives and enable us to empathise with others.

8. We can travel with them anywhere in the world

We can travel with them anywhere in the world
               We can travel with them anywhere in the world

Stephen King once said, “Books are uniquely portable magic.” Reading a book transports us to a different place each time– they are your quickest bet to instantly travel to a new place.

9. Books help us escape

Books help us escape
                                                    Books help us escape

Whether we are stuck in a boring party or had a bad day at work, reading a book can take us on an exciting adventure. What’s better than having a great companion on such journeys?

10. Books teach us to accept our emotions and that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes

Books teach us to accept our emotions and that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes
         Books teach us to accept our emotions and that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes

Books are more patient than most people and they understand us. They allow us to feel our emotions and they teach us that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes; after all, we are humans. Also, just like our best friends, good books cheer-up our mood and soothe the soul, sometimes even making us laugh out loud.

 

 

 


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