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What is The Importance of Books in Our Life?

Deepika Sodhi
Aug 25, 2022
Schools, Learning

“There is no friend as loyal as a book”

The quote by Ernest Hemingway is apt for those who are searching for best friends forever, especially students. The tech savvy era has made life easier but the importance of books in life is more reliable as they have been reviewed before publishing. The information of books stays for a longer period of time while the Internet has numerous information which makes it arduous for students to verify the correct one.

According to research, books have proven to be a precious commodity, as it is easier to understand the different aspects of life as worthwhile companions that might take you through the various challenges. It has been observed that during various tough times in life, reading books have helped us to sail through it.

However, the Internet and television have their own benefits in different ways, but nothing can be compared to a great book. Here in this article we will go through the list of reasons about the importance of books in education, full meaning, and what a book symbolizes? Ahmedabad international school  motivates the students to read books.

What is The Meaning of Book?

According to Wikipedia, “the typical meaning of book is a medium of recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages bound together and protected by a cover.”

However, as per the scientists of University of Arizona, the meaning of Book is ‘Bio-Optical Organized Knowledge’, which in simpler words means Book is a method of managing information so that it can be easily understood and used. 

Google has estimated that by 2010, around 130,000,000 book titles have been published. Although in some nations this number has dropped due to the increase of E-books.

What Does a Book Symbolize?

A book symbolizes wisdom, knowledge, and research. It is said that dreaming of a book often symbolizes the desire to learn something. It represents the learning that people strive to provide to others so that they may continue to learn and develop throughout their lives. 

What is The Purpose of Books?

Books are a handy resource packed with information, insights into a happy life, life lessons, love, fear and lots of interesting adventures. As per various psychologists, the importance of books in early years develops student’s mental and emotional health. One major benefit of inculcating the habit of reading is the development of critical thinking skills. Reading promotes maturity and discipline which sparks curiosity about people, places and things. Students can channelize their energy when they choose to sit and read. 

Why are Books important for Students?

Students usually find it confusing and difficult to understand the logical reasons for reading books. They generally find it boring. However, before choosing a book, it is crucial for them to realize their genre which makes it fascinating for them to read. Once they get the important books, it becomes very interesting. So, here are a few reasons on the importance of books in a student's life.

1. Books Makes Students Intelligent

One of the prominent importance of books is that it reveals concepts and introduces various cultures of the world. Reading books can help students explore the past, present and future which can assist them in solving numerous problems.

2. Books Improves The Memory

It is very common among the students that they forget the chapters read yesterday, but the second importance of reading books is that it helps in enhancing the memory power. When students read books they create an imaginary world with stories and characters, which helps them to memorize the concept. Also, as per the psychological theory, students gain conceptual knowledge easily through imagination.

3. Teaches Positive Values

Books bring a realization of the values contained in our hearts. With the help of good books, students can learn moral values, ethics, being thankful and humble to become a good human being. It is quintessential to gain some positive values in life which reflect the individual character.

4. Develops Analytical Skills

The importance of books in students’ life can be witnessed with the improvement of ability to think and find solutions to the problems. Reading books builds the understanding and awareness of students in different situations. The major importance of books in our life is to enhance the imagination ability and positive thinking.

5. Books Improves Vocabulary

Students have been observed asking their teachers about improving vocabulary skills. The best way to do that is reading books. Here is another importance of reading books: that it is the fastest way to improve vocabulary skills. Students need to inculcate a habit to read different genres of books along with a dictionary. They can search the meaning of a word as soon as they find it difficult to understand, which will help them modify their vocabulary.

6. Books Give Perspective To The World Around

It is said that a good book has the power to change the way you think, talk and analyze things. There are numerous books written in several genres such as fiction, non-fiction, novels, drama, thriller, suspense and many more. Every book has its own perspective. The avid readers will create their own perspectives which makes them unique. Another importance of books is that reading gives an advantage of analyzing a different environment which pushes the reader’s mind to be observant. 

7. Books Helps to Grow Emotionally and Mentally

Another reason to discuss the importance of books in a student's life is that reading books stabilizes the mental and physical health of a student. The habit of reading makes them empathetic since they get engaged with the fictional characters and understand their situations and it has a strong impact on them.

8. Books Increases Your Lifespan

According to a daily website, the study of Yale University suggests that people who read books live about 2 years longer than those who do not. Considering that reading books reduces stress and helps sleep, which both have an important effect on one’s health. 

9. Books Unite People

One more big reason to say that books are important is how they facilitate community. Book clubs and reading events bring a range of people together to discuss a book and its theme. They learn about different perspectives regarding one book. This encourages people to communicate, personal connection and deeper relations.

10. Reading Books Helps In Reducing Stress

As per the research, it is believed that reading a book for just 30 minutes can lower the blood pressure, heart rate, and feeling of psychological distress. As per the study by ‘The Telegraph’, reading a book is the best way to reduce stress, compared to taking a walk, cup of coffee or playing games. The studies found that five to six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress levels by more than two-thirds.

Conclusion

Finally, the importance of books has an impact on people’s image. By putting themselves in the character’s shoes breaks the restrictions of their own self. In conclusion, reading books leads to contentment in a very direct way, it generates positive experiences. The basic phenomenon of getting swept away in the narrative way builds up the skills with a happier life. Relaxation and being able to cope up well with emotions and pressure, high emotional intelligence are all elements that develop well-being.

Deepika Sodhi

A highly motivated and dedicated educator with nearly 24 years of teaching experience, Ms. Deepika Sodhi is the Academic Supervisor for International Curricula at Global Indian International School (GIIS) SMART Campus, Singapore.

Ms. Sodhi has a rich experience of teaching Physics across curricula such as the IB, Cambridge IGCSE and CBSE. She has served as an Exam Officer for Cambridge Assessment International Education. Currently, she is an IB Assessment Officer, and a member of International Schools Network and International Baccalaureate Educator Network.

In her free time, Ms. Sodhi enjoys writing blogs, creating guiding material for training staff and community service.

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