Bruce Lee, arguably the greatest Marital Artist of the century. Whose success and mastery of his craft has won him countless awards, titles, and Hall of Fames.
Bruce owned about 2,500 books. Philosophy, American self help, and Martial Arts were his top three biggest genres.
How can books help you in college?
In a study entitled,Beyond Books: The Extended Academic Benefits of Library Use for First-Year College Students researchers investigated whether “first-year college students’ use of academic libraries” affected four academic outcomes: academic engagement, engagement in scholarly activities, academic skills development, and grade point average.
Here are 3 of their conclusions:
Students who used academic sources, journals, and references (collection loans, e-books, and inter-library loans, and web-based services, database, journal, and library website logins) had the most positive and significant relationships with academic outcomes.
Enrollment in library courses was positively associated with grade point averages.
This study supports the ongoing importance of students’ use of academic libraries and the critical roles that libraries play in students’ academic development, engagement, skills, and achievement.
Reading fiction can help us understand and empathize with the viewpoints of other people.
If books connect and not divide us, how would issues such as racism and discrimination change if we all picked up a book and learned about each others’ cultures and perspectives?
Wrestling with poetry may even foster creativeness.
According to Professor Philip Davis, Director of the Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society at the University of Liverpool, through reading poetry people can better “adapt thoughts and behaviors” to novel circumstances. Source:South African College of Applied Psychology