“And so he learned to read. From then on his progress was rapid.”
―Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes
Reading is an act of self-determination.
To pick up a book is to take one’s destiny into one’s own hands.
When we read, we shift our lives from a reaction/response orientation into a context of creative autonomy.
Through reading we leave behind that world where we experience our choices as the effects of prior causes and we relocate to an environment in which we perceive events to be the effects of our choices.
The man who is free to read is free to write his own story.