Education, Point of View // 02.01.2012

We Have No Excuse for Being Ignorant-Part Two

Article by Abena A-T

By Sandra Idossou

(Read Part One)

Reading has many advantages. Reading helps to travel to lands far away in the mind

s of readers. Reading helps to open up to other cultures. Thanks to technology today, we can read and travel a lot through reading via internet.

With my new phone for instance, I have the impression that I have access to every information in real time in my hands. Just a small click and the answer to my curiosity is right there in my hands. I often say that with Google today, we have no excuse of being ignorant.

Even in these days of multimedia, reading is the most essential skill to acquire knowledge. The internet has made information to be freely available to anyone who can log on. With the advent of websites and e-books, reading should be an easy and simple activity for everyone.

Reading helps in mental development and is known to stimulate the brains. It is often advisable to indulge in at least half an hour of reading a day to keep abreast of information.

For instance, it is observed that children who read have comparatively higher IQs. They are more creative and do better in school. It is for this reason that it is recommended that parents inculcate the importance of reading to their children in the early years.

If you don’t read you are definitely missing out on a great way of learning as well as a wonderful way of improving your life and business. Books, newspapers, magazines, internet can instruct, inform, entertain, motivate and inspire.

One of the most basic foundations of power in business comes from knowing information and controlling it. Develop the habit of reading. Resolve to never let a day go by without reading something and you will see the effect on your knowledge building.

Remember knowledge is power!

Sandra Idossou is a customer service consultant and the Publisher of The Service Mag. Write to her at: sidossou@theservicemag.com

Reading has many advantages. Reading helps to travel to lands far away in the minds of readers. Reading helps to open up to other cultures. Thanks to technology today, we can read and travel a lot through reading via internet.

With my new phone for instance, I have the impression that I have access to every information in real time in my hands. Just a small click and the answer to my curiosity is right there in my hands. I often say that with Google today, we have no excuse of being ignorant.

Even in these days of multimedia, reading is the most essential skill to acquire knowledge. The internet has made information to be freely available to anyone who can log on. With the advent of websites and e-books, reading should be an easy and simple activity for everyone.

Reading helps in mental development and is known to stimulate the brains. It is often advisable to indulge in at least half an hour of reading a day to keep abreast of information.

For instance, it is observed that children who read have comparatively higher IQs. They are more creative and do better in school. It is for this reason that it is recommended that parents inculcate the importance of reading to their children in the early years.

If you don’t read you are definitely missing out on a great way of learning as well as a wonderful way of improving your life and business. Books, newspapers, magazines, internet can instruct, inform, entertain, motivate and inspire.

One of the most basic foundations of power in business comes from knowing information and controlling it. Develop the habit of reading. Resolve to never let a day go by without reading something and you will see the effect on your knowledge building.

Remember knowledge is power!

Sandra Idoussu is a customer service consultant and the Publisher of The ServiceMag

sidossou@theservicemag.com www.theservicemag.com

One Response to “We Have No Excuse for Being Ignorant-Part Two”

  1. Siisi says:

    Though I agree with a lot of the views highlighted in this article.. i will present a slighter different viewpoint. I feel that more emphasis should be placed on encouraging Africans to write. We are consumers as it is already…consuming all those talk and tv shows technology, trends, social media, online DIY tutorials (me) and all those textbooks from school….i think it’s because of all that consuming that turns Africans off reading.
    By the time the average African graduates from highschool the choreish nature of reading often times with the expectation of almost memorizing your notes and textbooks would turn anyone off. I think everyone has a story or something worth sharing…(it’s sad that while I was in school and wanted commentaries on books by African authors I had to write reports on all the material i found online were written by people of ‘non-african’ descent (white people)). Look how big the Nigeria movie industry is today and something as basic as reviews on the big premier movies they produce are almost non-existent on the internet and if you are lucky enough to chance on one the odds are that it wasn’t written by a african. I believe writing should be encouraged..we should tell our own story.

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