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Reading - for what?
Transcript of Reading - for what?
Let us see the other side...
To slow down the ever chattering mind
Purpose & Clarity
How do we read?
Is it an alternative?
Lisa Bu shares her experience...
Is it natural to us - humans?
Is it absolutely essential?
What is essential?
We exist as a living organism by following our instincts
Food, Sleep, Fear & Reproduction
And we are not born Humans!
Certainty, Uncertainty, Love, Significance,
Fulfillment and Giving
Reading is boring...
Reading is an act with limited use of our senses and organs...
As opposed to other activities, such as listening to music, driving, browsing cell phones or boasting about anything, reading is an act with least body movements and is relatively a dull act for brain as well.
Research in Neuroscience also approves this notion.
Reading - Exposure to Emissions
Sleeping is an act. Is it?
Dimensionality & Perspectives
Radio active emissions & its effects
Mild dose (about 1 Gray) is not perceptible by our senses
No visible signs and symptoms with such a mild dose
Nuclear radiations penetrate our body and acts directly at cellular or sub-cellular level
Symptoms of Cancer or other abnormalities may appear anytime between 2 to 20 years
How it works?
Dreaming is an act. Is it?
Thinking is also an act. Isn't it?
Reading can prepare the stage for your act.
Reading is an enabler for the act of thinking.
Consider reading as an act of getting exposed to "
It can directly work on our thinking patterns
Reading can create(demolish) new(old) thought structures, beliefs, ideas, emotions, sensibilities, images
Symptoms are not apparent for years
Effects are mostly permanent and irreversible, visible in a unique stance of looking at the world outside and within
Lisa admits, "Because of books, I'm here"
What is common
exposure to nuclear radiation
an act of reading?
Cycle of Evolution
Data & Information
Reading - to get rid of reading!
Academic need or social obligation
Reading for pleasure
Pampering emotions, pseudo-intelligence
Cautious reading not to get drawn
Most pure or the worst kind of reading
for the sake of reading... No ulterior motive
Be ware... Reading is like sowing seeds
I read. But, I read too little, too slow.
Good to remember:
Our capacity to pay attention is our capital; Better not to waste it.
Reading aloud can help improve fluency.
Listening could be a more challenging alternative to reading.