I’ve known for awhile now, but this article provided further proof that I’m essentially an old lady. Three of the things I habitually do — leave voice messages, write letters & read — are apparently dying art forms. I kind of already knew I was somewhat of an oddball for subscribing to a newspaper’s print edition and for penning correspondences to my friends living in other states, but I had no idea leaving voice messages was considered nearly passé. These are clearly sad times. And while I could undoubtedly write a whole blog post about why people should leave voice message, that’s not the point of this post. Rather, it’s to share the aforementioned article, “Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With.”
While it doesn’t relay anything that’s incredibly novel (re, reading makes you smarter), it does make a solid argument, and both the intro and last words particularly resonate. Plus, I’ll forever be one to share any literature in support of being an avid reader.