We often heard that reading books is useful. But somehow we rarely explain why. Although these reasons are actually quite obvious and should be just a little nudge.
The book primarily serves as a means of knowledge of the world outside of the limits of our perception. Agree, but if it were not for art books, but only the tools and instructions, what caricature and lifeless look like our world. How little we knew about his beauty, and how little we had fantasies and craving for adventure.
Another advantage of the book is that it allows you to look at the situation from another hero. Thus, we develop in ourselves, we are laying the empathy in the subconscious of different situations and reactions to them. We can form his worldview, combining it different views from various authors, having eliminated all of them poor and inconsistencies of reality. Very easy to convince a person the wrong idea if he inexperienced in his views, but people who read many books, learned to be critical to synergize , and therefore is more soberly and wisely looks at all the circumstances.
Regular reading is a great exercise for our brain. We encourage it to thinking, develop imagination, he becomes more flexible in General. People are not used to provide food to his mind sooner or later ossifies in reasoning, he will think more slowly, would be more prone to false data, and it will be harder to learn new things.
Reading books, you train your memory. You remember spelling words and expand vocabulary. You gradually expand the possibilities of your brain to work with large volumes of information, and he then will thank you when have to study at University or pursue other intellectual activity.