Literacy provides the means to understand new subjects and discover new worlds. Fiction and non-fiction books are able to provide facts about everyday life and new scientific discoveries. You won’t believe the things you have never heard of or seen until you reach for a new book.
There is no excuse for an individual to be illiterate in today’s modern society. Even children from the poorest of families go to school- for free. Libraries offer thousands of books, on every topic imaginable for anyone to read- free of charge. There are non profit organizations that will teach adults how to read- free of charge.
The more you read, the more you know. And the more you know… why…. the more places you’ll go (to quote the imaginative Dr. Seuss).