What books do you like?
Neil Gaiman is a famous American writer was once witness to a conversation about the construction of prisons in America. The prison industry needs to plan its future growth – how many cameras do they need? What is the number of inmates in 15 years? And they found that can predict all of this very easily using a simple algorithm based on surveys, what percentage of 10 and 11-year-old can't read. And, of course, can't read for pleasure. This is not to say that reading a person can not become a criminal, because changes in the brain occur not only on the basis of the presence or absence of books in a person's life, but the probability of this is negligible. But reading the literature has other advantages. First, it gives you dependency on reading. The thirst to know what happens next, the desire to turn the page, the need to continue, even if it is hard, because someone got in trouble, and you need to find out how it all will end, in this real drive. It makes you learn new words, to think differently, to continue to move forward. Secondly, fiction creates empathy. When you are watching a TV show or movie, you look at things that happen to other people. Fiction is something that you make of 24 letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, you alone, using your imagination, create a world, inhabit it and look around through the eyes of strangers. You start to feel things, visit places and worlds you would not know.