Angelo, interesting insight on reading. “ Reading helps orient us, helps us discover — in a sense — what we know is true already”.
I will have to ponder that. I can see that reading may confirm the truths we already know.
In communicating with another there is uncertainty and growth outside our comfort zone. Reading appears to have an element of safety.
Of course if you are open and willing to a conversation that may transform your beliefs. While risky it may provide insights into a new way of seeing life.
A context of greater freedom, creativity and love. Compared to fixed thoughts.