Adelia Cellini Linecker (Investor’s Business Daily) makes a case for reading more books – especially the classics. Here is how reading can improve your mind:

  • It develops critical analysis. Plato’s Republic shows the “usefulness of a thorough thought process often lacking in today’s fast paced world.”
  • It improves speaking ability. One can use historical stories for reference.
  • It models success. Classical heroes teach us lessons on heartache and how to be great.
  • It boosts timeless ideas.
  • It pushes limits. No pain – no gain. Reading the classics can be challenging.