This week’s edition of Three-point Thursday is sparked by this famous Mark Twain quote. However, many scholars now believe Twain was not the first to utter these impactful words. In any event, one thing is sure. If you can read, you can literally do anything!
1. The more you learn the more you earn.
There is now concrete evidence of the long-suspected link between youthful decisions and economic outcomes. In fact, a chief predictor of your future income is the number of advanced math courses you take while you are in high school. Click here and here to read recent articles.
2. You can teach yourself nearly anything by reading.
The ability (and willingness) to read will ensure that you can learn to do anything. This very website is the result of my reading dozens of books on the topics of platform building, blogging, Internet commerce, and so on.
3. You can explore other worlds.
God willing, one day I do plan to retire to a warmer climate, maybe even overseas. But how does one learn about the locations, climates, and political structures in the best ex-patriot communities? The answer, of course, is reading! Learning about places like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Belize, and Panama is not only informative, it’s fun! Check out internationalliving.com for yourself!
Avid readers have a broader vocabulary. Like it or not, people’s intelligence is judged by their use of the English language as well as their ability to convey ideas via the written word. Reading helps with both of these. Don’t take my word for it. Click here to see what the experts have to say!
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