Short essay for kids on the Habit of Reading. The fingers and the clever thumb are all slaves of the mind, which thinks and plans. Man’s conquests over Nature tell us about his great powers of mind.
The fingers and the clever thumb are all slaves of the mind, which thinks and plans. Man’s conquests over Nature tell us about his great powers of mind. How did he make himself glorious among all other creations? Man conquers by knowledge. His acquisition of knowledge through probing makes him supreme.
We have read about many conquerors like Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napolean, etc. Their perseverance, set-goals to be achieved and a thorough knowledge about the world made their dreams come true. We, too, can be conquerors if we learn more from our teachers and books. Knowledge is gained by asking, searching and learning.
By reading books we can develop a positive attitude. We can know all about art, religion, culture, literature, scientific discovery and technological inventions and become more alive to the world. A habit of reading great classics enriches us, ennobles our qualities, and makes us an effective part of a great heritage.
What kind of books can elevate our nature? Interpretation of great scriptures, classics and literature, autobiographies of great men, history etc. are some themes which can guide us to a noble path. Young minds get corrupted by reading trash. The temptation to read violent and vulgar books should be overcome. When we read a classic, we are in communion with a great mind and get a moral contentment. Let us make reading a regular habit and so become a creative member of the world community.
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