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The key to a better life for young people in the world is read books that will practically change the way they think.

Reading helps your mind. once your mind is stretched by a thought it never regains its original dimensions. when young people are exposed to books that teach them how to lead better lives, they will become better people. Books transformed my life as a growing child. we must make our kids start reading again. not just school books but books that talk about life and how to deal with challenges.

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I think that books are a basic necessity for kids not just story books and cartoons but biographies, personal development and inspirational books. Books trigger the mind to imagine and conceptualize things; these information can really shape a child's cognitive process thus improving the child's general outlook and perception of life. Like Steve C said let them wonder about life and making real decisions. Feyisayo made a very great point; readers are hardly petty or materialistic which amounts to the world's greatest problems. Imagine how much we can change our world by encouraging our kids to read good books.

  • Steve C

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    Jan 27 2013: Nice. Let kids read real books - not The Cat In The Hat.
    Let them see what real people have to deal with. Let them wonder about real life and real decisions.
    But it need not be all in books. Lead a life that makes room for the young and the old together.
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    Jan 27 2013: Ever since my parents have been giving me pocket money as a teen, books are like an addiction for me. I started by buying one per month (aside reading the ones on my Dad's library) and ever since I started earning money I buy three in a month.

    A good book is like a gold mine. Readers are hardly petty or materialistic. Pettiness and obesession with material possessions are the two chief problems of the world. But this is understandable because most of the world do not read.
    How fortunate are the few who have found this treasure.
  • Jan 25 2013: Reading a good book is a must for everyone.Nothing compares to reading and rereading great books or magazines.l am glad my children love reading too.l guess l have been a good example for them.
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