Does reading actually help you?

So basically everyday after school, when I have time i read. I literally only have about 1-2 hours left while I read some book which is very very long. I read it for the story but the thought came to my mind. Does reading actually help you? This is just out of pure curiosity. Like is there any scientific studies... show more So basically everyday after school, when I have time i read. I literally only have about 1-2 hours left while I read some book which is very very long. I read it for the story but the thought came to my mind. Does reading actually help you? This is just out of pure curiosity. Like is there any scientific studies that proof reading is good for you? Or a, I just damaging my eyes.
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