Why do people say that Autumn is the best season for reading? From a physiological perspective, fall gives the atmosphere to read books. The hormones in our body change according to the change of season. Especially, in the fall the shortage of sunshine causes a reduction in serotonin, often called the ‘happiness hormone.’ As a result, people become more meditative than at any other season.
In autumn, from September to this month, did you read books? Are you a power reader? Have you read any great books lately? These days, I am crazy in reading National Geographic. This provides me with many different kinds of knowledge that I can’t learn in my major, from nature, science, culture, and history. Also, as an editor I can learn about how to take a good picture by watching vivid pictures and write articles by reading it.
Books not only give you diverse knowledge but also make you a leader. Many leaders are readers. Winston Churchill was a failing student whose teachers gave up teaching him. However, he showed leadership by overcoming the difficulties during World War Ⅱ. Other officers enjoyed polo games or other sports, but he was constant in reading. He could learn various expressions in English and people’s virtues and faults by reading history books. Warren Edward Buffett has great enthusiasm for reading. When he was a teenager he read hundreds of books about business. He said he might be read five times more books than common people. Besides, many global leaders, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Hussein Obama, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Gail Winfrey were readers. It is not that you should read books to be a leader but to be a successful, reading is not choice but a necessity.
Sookmyungians who finished the mid-term exams, why don’t you enjoy reading books? I know you have lots of assignments, but how about enjoying some time to relax by reading? I would like to see the beautiful sight of Sookmyungians reading books this month.