Dec. 14 – Daily Reflection
December 14, 2012
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
– Edmund Burke
Reading as brain food
The benefits of a lifelong love of reading are endless. However, these benefits diminish greatly if you neither read productive works nor let the words sink into your mind. Reading the funny papers over a classic novel is almost incomparable. Do the books, papers, and articles you read nourish your mind? Do you reflect on the material you are taking in? Often discussing a passage with a friend or journaling about it on your own can leave a lasting impression on your mind. Make sure that the information you are taking in is not only full of “nutrients” but is also being properly digested.