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However, a lot of people in today's society would rather watch television as a form of entertainment; are you one of those people?
Anyway, reading a book is more fun that watching television. Here are the reasons why:
- Whenever, you read a book, you get the opportunity to visualize the information on the pages and this is done via your own unique interpretation, since no one sees the world exactly like you do. Whereas, if you were to watch a television show, you would be viewing the director's interpretation of the movie that you are looking at.
- You are the one who is in control. You can put the book down anytime you feel like taking a break to go to the toilet, or to have a meal, or to simply move around. When you are entranced by television, you usually wait for a commercial break to go to the toilet or to prepare that meal.
- A person reading a book is granted with the ability of expanding their vocabulary; because there are those moments when they would encounter words that they do not know the meaning of; in cases such as this, they would check the meaning of the word in the dictionary; no one really thinks about looking up a meaning of a word while they are watching television; because if they were to do that, they would miss out on important plots in the movie.
I am also of the opinion that too much viewing of the television can get the mind lazy, since the movie industry took the liberty of presenting people with images to view. Whereas if you developed the habit of reading good books, you develop the habit of creating your own mental images.