Whether you’re a kid or an adult, reading a comic book can be a gratifying experience. In fact, doing so can help you stop taking life so seriously and just enjoy the moment. While some may argue that comic books are too childish, the truth is that being childish in a healthy way often makes life worth living. Consider a few reasons why you might want to read a comic book.
When you open up a comic book, you’re entering a world chock-full of imagination. For instance, Archie comics tell the story of the love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica. Plus, Jughead and the rest of the gang complete the scene at Riverdale High. Further, if you like classic cartoons, Casper the Friendly Ghost might be just what you need to relax and enjoy an endearing story. No one’s friendlier than Casper while The Ghostly Trio is quite the opposite. If you’d rather immerse yourself in a tale of action, you might rather explore Batman or Spiderman. Batman has to deal with the Joker’s petty schemes while Spiderman battles merciless villains like Venom, Doctor Octopus and Lizard.
Avoid Excessive Technology Use
Reading a comic can be a healthy pastime in comparison to using technology. For one, this activity can be surprisingly similar to watching cartoons. This means you can skip the T.V. (and unhealthy screen time) and pick up a fabulous comic. Indeed, excessive technology use can cause eyestrain, lack of sleep, poor posture and reduced physical activity. On the other hand, children may experience low creativity, physical inactivity, aggressive behaviors and delays in emotional, language and social development, among other things. Next time you need something to do, it’s wise to choose a healthy activity that doesn’t involve technology.
It’s Like a Cartoon
As comic book lovers know, reading one is strikingly similar to watching a cartoon. Of course, you’ll see expressive characters, colorful scenery and humorous dialogue. Although some may call this childish, one might ask what exactly is wrong with having childlike qualities? The answer is: nothing. As long as your reading material provides a healthy distraction from your problems, then there’s nothing to complain about. Additionally, there’s no law against being yourself and doing what you enjoy.
Have Less Stress and Anxiety
If you’re stuck worrying about getting your homework done or imagining what the next bully is about to do to you, reading a comic can helpful in forgetting about your problems for a while. When you stop thinking about what bothers you, you can feel less angry, afraid or depressed. After this, you’ll probably feel less anxiety or stress. This means comics have the potential to make your life easier.
Escape with Imagination
From vivid images to fascinating stories, each page brings brilliant characters to life. Focusing on something positive to read can be useful in avoiding boredom. Almost nothing is worse than staring at the wall waiting for the time to pass until something interesting happens. Instead of wasting your time on trivial matters, try picking up a comic book to read. Each one is like a journey to another world where anything can happen.
If you want to read a comic book featuring Tiny Titans, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Garfield, Superman, Batman or other spectacular characters, always remember it’s okay to do what you love. When others try to judge you, simply ignore them and focus on what you’re doing. After all, doing what you genuinely enjoy can make anyone happier and healthier.