I don’t quite get this challenge, but I do believe Charles chose an excellent quote by a great writer. And I absolutely concur about reading creating empathy in readers. At a time when “Teaching Empathy” to children are the new buzz words, I would say reading to children or buying them books (if they already enjoy reading themselves) is the best way for children to learn empty. It would be interesting to find out how much mass murderers had read. Do I dare guess “Not at al!”?
Peace, love, understanding & gratitude to all!
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”
― Joyce Carol Oates
This is the final day of this challenge, and I wanted to speak to the power of reading. Ms. Oates’ quotation illustrates the effect of reading of creating empathy in readers. Reading pulls us into the lives and minds of the characters in the books we read. We feel their emotions and experience their lives, and by doing so, we are enriched as people.
Reading is not only one of the great pleasures but also is one of the essential experiences of a full life. From the time we are children through the range of our lives, reading gives us the opportunity to experience, consider, and attempt to understand the lives of other peoples, often in very distant places and times.
My nominees for today because…
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