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Cultivate the Habit of Reading

I have realized that when articles are posted (especially seemingly long ones) people fail to read to the last word. This attitude of Ghanaians is a detriment to the future of Ghana. I’m sure you (reader) are even scrolling down to see if this is also one of those long articles. Just as you’ve found out it is not that long, this piece will engage you as to why you should cultivate the habit of reading.

 I admonish myself first and I admonish you to cultivate the habit of reading. Those who write such long articles aren’t any different from you. They just read more and that exploits their innate abilities to do something, say write. It boosts their morale and self-confidence just as yours is rising to a higher level as you read.

 Are you still wondering when you will meet the last word of this piece? I actually disagree with the idea of the cliché that says, “If you want to hide something from a black man, put it into writing”. I would want you to believe that it is the thing of the past. Don’t get bored because I wouldn’t make it that long. Your horizon is being broadened and nothing can be hidden from you really if that thing about “blacks” is true. Just so you know, you’ve read close to two hundred and fifteen words in just this few minutes you’ve spent with me. Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish writer once said “It is what you read that determines what you will be when you can’t help it”. It makes you think beyond the obvious. People may think you are controversial but you’re just thinking out of their scope of imagination. Get yourself one step ahead.

A little change begins with a plan. The success of which depends upon several things. That of commitment, passion for one’s course, willingness to embrace a new path, determination to overcome any obstacles, and in some cases even making such unnatural alliances like challenging yourself to read.

I hope by the end of this piece, you will prove J. D. Salinger, the American writer wrong when he said, “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though”.  Pick up your phone, drop a word or two for the young boy who made you break that chain of not reading. Legoooooooooooooooooooooooo

As written by:  Hafiz Laryea
B. A. Arts
Email: ([email protected])
Mobile phone: 0248373780