There are many ways life is affected by reading, but few people who have the ability think about it on a regular basis. They pick up a book of instructions, concentrate on the relative passages, and they have the ability to complete their task. For those who enjoy a good story, they open a book and get lost in the lives of the characters. These are just two ways that reading is important.
For those who have never learned to read, the world is a place to be navigated with care. They do not have the ability to read instructions, menus or even the news. All their information must be learned through another person or trial and error. This one facet of life can handicap them in their work, their personal life and even keep them from assisting their own children. Reading is one of the most important abilities to have in the modern world.