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Reading correlated to wealth and quality of life

Reading correlated to wealth and quality of life

We all want our children to be readers because there is a big correlation between reading and success.

I wish to share thesecorrelation statistics from Thomas Corley:

  • 86% of the wealthy loved reading vs. 26% for the poor.

  • 63% of the wealthy listened to audio books during their commute to work vs. 5% for the poor.
  • 85% of the wealthy read two or more self-improvement books every month vs. 15% for the poor.

  • The books wealthy people read disproportionately included non-fiction books such as: biographies, history, self-help, history, science, career-related books and educational books.
  • 88% of the wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day vs. 2% for the poor.

  • 94% of the wealthy, on a daily basis, read newspapers, newsletters, magazines, blogs and other digital media vs. 11% of the poor.

One may argue that maybe they loved reading because they didn’t have to help earn a living, they had the luxury of time to read. But we also know that most of the poor people who took themselves out of the shackles of poverty read a lot. It’s because the love for reading signifies curiosity and passion to learn. The more you learn, the more creative you get, the more chances to succeed. In short, the more you learn, the more you earn. smiley

If we move away from correlating reading with wealth, there are still so many benefits derived from reading:

  1. Reading expands our vocabulary. The more we read, the more words we encounter. And thanks to online dictionaries, we can easily look up the meaning if context clues are not enough.  smiley
  2. Reading makes us better writers. All the good book authors I know are voracious readers. If you tell me that you don’t intend to be a writer anyway, may I remind you that we are all writers. We write emails, texts, love letters, instructions, memos, and many more.

  1. Reading helps us relax. A lot of us would have that idea of a chill day curling up with a good book, drinking coffee, or just on your bed with white sheets and your book.
  1. Reading helps us sleep. My tools to make me sleep are reading and praying the rosary (Sorry Mama Mary if I end up not finishing all the mysteries. smiley)
  1. Reading provides a cheap way to enjoy adventures. Inasmuch as reading can relax and put you to sleep, it can also put you at the edge of your seat or bed or wherever you’re reading. Want to know the exciting lives outside the country, read and you get to experience them a bit without the expensive travel costs. You can even transport back in time without using time machines.
  1. Reading provides us brain exercise. There are sayings that make fun of the opposite effect of usage when it comes to our brain, “Parang brand new yong utak, hindi pa masyadong gamit!” “Use it or you lose it!” So let’s use this muscle to avoid atrophy. Reading stimulates our brain and improves our memory.

  1. Reading increases creativity. The more you read, the more exposed you are to different perspectives. These create more pathways in our brains that we can use to help us come up with new and better ideas.

We may all say that we already do a lot of reading through social media. The question is, “Are the contents you’re consuming giving you the above benefits?” If not, change the quality of what you’re reading.





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For our last season of this year's Mom and Son Podcast, we have Graphic and Brand Designer, Rocky Alli of Pino Studios for an interesting discussion on creativity and his personal story on how he reached where he is today. 6:43 - The importance of having different creative outlets, 15:30 - How Rocky decided to become a graphic designer back in college, 19:32 - Dealing with the financial aspect of a creative profession and the psychic income, 30:09 - How he stays at the top of his game while managing Pino studios, 32:35 - Pino Studios, 36:48 - How everyone is creative, 38:28 - A childhood memory that sparked Rocky’s designing career.

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