Many of us love to read. Some of us who love to read the most are introverts, so I went to the source to find out what it’s all about. They were taught to read before they went to school, often by a parent ·Most couldn’t even count the number of un curso de milagros they’ve read in a lifetime. One reader wrote, “Almost as many drinks of water as I’ve taken. Can’t begin to guess.” Hundreds and thousands seem to be the norm.
My father read to me and my sister every night, without fail. The books he chose even my mother had to object to at times – “Black Arrow,” and “The Three Musketeers,” for instance, but it really didn’t matter to me. I loved hearing my father’s voice, and I picked up his obvious love of literature. He approached each reading session with enthusiasm, more in the nonverbals than in anything he said, but certainly I could tell it was something he really look forward to.
He would pick up the clearly-beloved book, and settle back in the chair. Sigh and assume a posture of – ahhh, at last. What a wonderful way to transmit a love of learning. When I was ready to go to college, and was kind of dubious. He told me I’d like it a lot more than high school. He said “The kids are nicer, and the level of learning is much more enjoyable. You won’t have to memorize much.”
Those pat phrases – “reading broadens you” and “learning enriches your life,” were lived in my household. Yes, my father worked. Yes, he did things around the un curso de milagros. When he settled in to read us a book at night. It seemed the part of the day he most looked forward to. Lifelong learning appears to be one of the qualities that builds our Resilience. Research by Al Siebert, Ph.D., has found that people who live longer, healthier. Happier lives have incorporated learning in every stage of their life instead of abandoning “learning” after college.