“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Suess
If you have read “Treasure Island”, you have sailed with pirates.
If you have read “The Great Gatsby”, you’ve lived in the Roaring Twenties.
If you read “1984”, you have seen the dystopian future.
Readers fly with dragons and talk with emperors, learn from witches and discuss with philosophers.
The more you read, the greater your thirst for knowledge, a need that is unslaked. Reading about The Grand Canyon as a child plants the seeds to later hike The South Rim, while learning about Napolean leads to learning French and traveling to Montreal and Paris.
Reading the words opens the mind and then the doors of the future.