“Books are the ultimate stupid lovers: Even if you put them down, they will wait for you forever. Give them your attention because they will always love you.” – John Green
It is quite difficult to find someone who would doubt the veracity of the above statement. Although the concepts of development and becoming a better person are generally valid for personal development books ; I think that these concepts reach the reader in a more permanent and aesthetic way in fictional books. Most people create works of imagination, not with the expectation of personal development; reads with the expectation of entertainment or entertainment. Here, we have 6 items to show that fiction books are so much more than that. Let’s see.
1) Improves Your Creativity
Literary fiction is a fascinating example of art because; always creates the space where you can state your personal comment. It shows you your direction, but basically you create the path with your own imagination. This initiates an active creative process.
2) Your Experience Can Increase Through Reading
According to a study conducted in 2011 : When participants read any experience, they display stimuli in the same neurological regions as if they were experiencing the experience themselves, and they adopt that experience. In this way, when they encounter the same situation, they start to apply the experiences they read in their own lives.
3) Improves Your Empathy Ability
Empathy is one of the most important factors for communication, both professionally and in our daily lives. According to a study in Scientific American in 2013 : Reading literary fiction incredibly increases the level of empathy of readers.
4) You Can Cope With Obstacles More Easily
Thanks to our learning from experience, we are also better prepared when we encounter difficulties. E.g; Thanks to Paulo Coelho ‘s work, The Alchemist , many have changed the way they perceive obstacles and life’s journey.
5) You Have Superior Focusing Skills
If you can sit down and focus on a job for half an hour, you are considered to be someone who has no focus problems in today’s world. Our environment is full of thousands of stimuli that will distract us, and while they are present, the focus time of our brain decreases. In order to prevent this, you can manage to both focus and increase your focus time by taking a fluent fiction book and reading it for hours in isolation.