Reading comic books is something that everyone can enjoy, and people who enjoy it are no more known as ‘nerds’. However, there still exist a lot of people who have never read comic books or have not taken a liking to them. For a lot of people, comic books are not a serious form of literature and is considered to be for children only. Therefore, we have got five significant reasons why everyone should read comic books:

  • Comic books help people take a liking to read

Several people, especially young reader, find it a challenge to read. The graphics and the visual format helps them to maintain their interest while also fostering a habit of reading. With the intense visuals and defined characters and plot, comic books are more relaxed and more engaging mediums than other literary media such as essays and novels. They also aid in the development of reading skills. They help people process information uniquely and also help learn information that may otherwise seem boring.

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  • Comic books help in elevated thinking 

Any information that a reader receives through comic books is processed as different components such as textual, visual and spatial. The meaning from these components is then woven into a single story. This shows that comic books need more complex processing and is, therefore, beneficial to neurobiological development.

  • Stories are good for our brain 

We have been taught that reading more makes us a better reader. However, reading more has benefits beyond getting better at reading. Neuroscientific studies show that reading stories have an evident and positive effect on our brain. The study concluded that reading a compelling novel changes the subject’s neural activity not only while reading but also for several days after the subject finished the novel.

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  • Comic books are more than just superhero stories 

There are many comic books that are not at all related to superheroes. Many authors have chosen the medium of graphic novel to voice out their opinions on different issues. Some of them are Scott Pilgrim series, The Sandman, The Walking Dead, Maus etc. These novels revolve around a variety of themes and explore an array of feelings and emotions.

  • They are a link to history and critical theory

DC comics and Marvel have released thousands of comics featuring original characters such as the first appearances of Superman, Batman, Thor, Hulk, Captain America etc. There is a deep history and literary influences behind the formation of these characters. These characters arrived during the golden age of comics and are still a giant hit in the box-office and pop-culture today.

Human brain functions in such a way that positive thoughts often get followed by negativity to fill your soul with dark matter. As the bad thoughts sprawl over your happiness, positivity starts to have an elusive nature to it. Our brains keep developing as we grow older, and the seasoning in life make us stronger and less vulnerable to certain disheartening aspects in life. But you will start experiencing new challenges in life as the years pass by, and it is the fortitude you possess that decides the longevity of your sane self.

We would love to be lost in our fantasy world every second of a day, but the gremlins wouldn’t let you live life so easy. Being dodgy of all hard situations isn’t the ideal way of living; neither is taking up the unnecessary pressures. You need to sort out your priorities and demarcate the line between the negative and positive areas. All of this easier said than done, but being pliable cannot help you live a happy life, neither will being too audacious take you to great heights. Finding that balance to a happier life is what every human being should do in life, and it takes a lot of practice to cultivate such a mentality. Let us have a look at a few tips to stay happier in life.

1.      Imbibe the Positivity

Finding long-term happiness is surely a challenge, but not as huge as living with negative thoughts. By spending some time to find the real positives in your life, you get to identify the areas where you need to focus more on. Keep doing this three times a day for 45 days, and you can experience your brain feeding only on the positive ideas in life. Create a mantra that you believe will be most effective in your life; repeat it each time you experience a downfall.

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2.      Enjoy the Little Things

We, humans, tend to forget the small victories and happy moments in life when treading towards a better future. You can always find those moments of elation and solace between the crests and troughs in your daily life, and you need to find time to enjoy those days without allowing any disturbing thoughts to take over.

3.      The Right Work-Life Balance

Many people do not mind to pay attention to the important aspects of their family life by being lost in the hassle of dealing with their work. You also need to find the time to work on your hobbies, have fun with your family and friends, and moreover to pursue other ambitions in life.

4.      Mindfulness Meditation

This is an activity that helps you in staying focused in life by letting you channelize your thoughts to a prosperous future and a present happy moment. Accepting your feelings and acknowledging the occurrences around you get easier by continuing this practice of mindfulness meditation.

 

 

5.      Bring Out the Creative Self

All works of art might have given you the idea of artists being the moody group of people, but they are indeed the people who experience more happiness in life. Long-term happiness comes with the creation of more meaningful and imaginative content, and such artists manage to find their comfortable space in life.