So today I’d like to do something slightly different. I’d like to bring up a question. This post will probably fall into a new category, thoughts.
The question that I have in mind is very basic.
Why do we read?
We ask ourselves this very question on a daily basis, whenever we go to the library, browse for a new read on a kindle, or skim a recipe. Whenever we are browsing the web, we consider it subconsciously. It’s there in the back of our minds every day. So what determines what we read? Interests you say? Perhaps, that’s very true, but on a deeper lever there is something more. We read because of a hunger for emotions.
Why are we searching for emotions? Well, emotions tend to bring life, vividness, taste if you will into our lives. Without them things would be pretty bland. They’re the seasonings that spice up our lives, even if we don’t like it sometimes.
That’s where a book or a movie comes in. In essence, they’re emotions in a capsule.
Where do we go to have some emotions? Countless places: libraries, movie theaters etc.
We go to the library, stand in line, and get a book on a platter. Well, maybe not, but a library is a cafeteria for the soul, so let’s all order a book on a platter.
Thanks for reading,
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