I think this is what I have always loved most about reading. I can explore worlds, lives, times, and experiences that I would never otherwise know. I can time travel into the past or the future. I can love a variety of people. I can live in a variety of cultures. How boring life would be without the words of authors.
Even if I travel the world, jump from planes, hike through mountains, and seek out ‘adventurous activities’ in my own life, I am still stuck within my own perspective and understanding. Without the ideas of others to challenge and inspire, I am limited by my own views. With them, I can see for eternity.