It does not matter what reading materials a person reads: sexy magazines, tabloids, newspapers, Holy books and other books, Internet articles and etc. for as long he has the interest to learn new things from what he read and the interest to develop his talents and skills. Reading can improve the overall being and personality of a person.
I am a wide reader and from reading I learned that there are four life changing education: Mental Education, Emotional Education, Physical Education and Spiritual Education.
Mental Education – teaches us skills such as reading, writing and maths. They are all important skills. They are often called cognitive skills. This type preys on the emotion of fear – the fear of making mistakes which leads to the fear of failing. The teacher used the fear of failure to motivate his student saying “If you don’t get good grades, you won’t get a high paying job.”
Emotional Education – the reason so many people lie after making a mistake is because they emotionally terrified of admitting they made a mistake. They waste an opportunity to learn and grow. Making a mistake, admitting it without blaming your mistake on someone else or justifying or making excuses is how we learn. Making a mistake and not admitting it or blaming someone else for your mistakes is a sin. Lying is a sign of weak character.
Physical Education – people afraid of making mistakes do not learn much because they do not do much. Most people know that learning is really a physical process as much as it is a mental process. Reading and writing are physical processes. Afraid of making mistakes holds us back physically. Living in an environment of fear is not healthy, mentally, emotionally and physically.
Spiritual Education – is about the power that propels person mental, emotional and physical limitations that often define his human condition. His ability to touch the greatness in those coming behind him and to inspire them to move up, to go beyond their human limitations, doubts and fears.
Our history has recorded remarkable people who dropped from schools but they developed their talents and skills. Now they are remembered as the richest people in the world. Some of them were actors, directors, inventors, scientists, president, princess, businessmen, diplomats, singers and musicians. And the people working with them now are people who have graduated from colleges and universities some are cum laude, magna cum laude and suma cum laude.
Remember Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Walt Richard Branson, George Burns, Walt Colonel Sanders, Walt Charles Dickens, Walt Elton John, Walt Ray Kroc, Harry Houdini, Ringo Starr, Princess Diana, Mary Kay Ash, Halle Berry, Walt Henry Ford, Mark Zuckerberg, Steven Spielberg, Andrew Jackson, Rachel Ray, Michael Saul Dell, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, John Carmack, Quentin Tarantino, Dave Thomas, Nicholas Cage, Christina Aguilera, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Chris Rock, Tom Petty, Joe Pesci, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin, they’re all dropped-outs!
Reading and listening can educate a person in many ways. A person can learn many things from his experiences and the lessons he learned from other people. Some people succeed in life despite lack of adequate education because they use a lot of common sense.