Many of us have develop the habit of reading. If we go to any of our libraries, we will find lots of adults as well as students there. I suppose our libraries in Singapore is among one of the most well-equipped libraries in the world! I think this should be something to boast about! We must thank our government for providing such facilities.
A READING NATION IS A THINKING NATION AND A THINKING NATION IS A PROGRESSIVE NATION AND…..It goes on and on.
Reading not only widens and improves our knowledge but it really makes us think. If we read an article without doing any thinking, then that is not reading at all! Reading also transports us into another kind of world. The world created by the author and we can see the story according to our level of understanding. It is like watching a film-show but the difference is you are forced to see what the director of the film wants to show. It stifles your creative imagination!
Writing on the other hand is like playing god. We are the creators of our own world. We are judge as well as jury of all our characters. We can help any one of the characters we like and bring down any hero or heroine just by the stroke of our pen. Writing is within our control whereas reading and dreaming are beyond our control.
We can never control our dreams. It just pops up when we are sound asleep. We cannot do anything to stop or change the story in our dream as we like. It is forced upon us.
Therefore, Reading and Writing are still the best option and good for us. Dreaming too but must not be overdone!