Reading for academics is an art that is as old as the origin of study itself. Anyone can read for the sake of exams and grades. It however takes a little more self-discipline for one to read beyond academics.
It is means one has made a conscious decision to read but often times a book picked ends up being left half-unread or discarded after a few pages. Reading for non-academic purposes acts as a mind opener, enables one to think broadly and widely and correlate what is learnt in class in practical ways. Life is more than just the specific career one is aligned to.
How the other divergent interests in a person’s life will be satisfied depends on the books, magazines and other readings one exposes themselves. It does not necessarily mean that one has to buy the books, but borrowing or accessing through local libraries are viable options.
That way we can disapprove the black joke and stereotype that ‘If you want to hide something from a Black person, put it in a book‘.
I desire to keep reading and develop a reading culture.
Myths about reading
The older one gets the easier it is to read and reading is inevitable at old age