Without reading capability, reading is dangerous - Nuruddin Asyhadie
Everyday, reading is a part of our lives. We always read everytime, everywhere. We read not only texts in some books, newspaper, magazine, but also on our smartphone. Especially in this era, smartphones, laptops, PCs are being used in most of our activities by us. Now, everyday we always see our notifications in social medias, like facebook, twitter, blog, website community, etc. In fact, most of peoples use their smartphones to read e-news and e-book. But don`t worry, students are still book lovers, old men are still newspaper lovers, young men are still novel lovers in this era. So we can say that reading is a basic in our lifes, because we need to reed. We Read everything we encounter.
Now, you should know that reading could be a dangerous if we don’t have the capability to do it. How could it be? Does it mean that we dont know how to spell the words or we don’t know anything about letters? So how could it be possible for us to really like reading a book if we can not even spell the words? So it seems like a baby reading a novel, how could it be? Is it a joke?
Calm down, thats is not what i meant. At this point, capability is the knowledge about how to read as healthy as we can. Reading is an activity which involves the use of our eyes to see, brains to think, necks to keep our heads up, hands to hold the things. So it means that we need the parts of our bodies if we want to read. Lets talk about the danger of reading.
First, if we want to read for a long time, we should take care about our positions. We should sit steadly but relax, so that you will not feel stiff and tired. And then you should know about the distance between your eyes and the texts. normally, the distance is 30 – 40 cm, the distance betwen your eyes and the texts it will affect your eye's health. Because if you are reading less than 30 cm or more than 40 cm, it can affect your eyes, example interms of myopia and your eyes will get tired easly.
Second is about the brightness rooms. Based on health ministry decree Indonesia No. 1405/MENKES/SK/XI/02, brightness are total of light at working place for doing effective activities. We can conclude that brightness is very important in our daily life when we are working. Based on the ministry decree, brightness at working place are 300 LUX, for administration room, and control room. We can use dimmer lamp, and adjustable lamp for reading, because we need high brightness for it. Best criteria lamp for reading is a lamp with blue light and focus, example CFL lamp and halogen. If you don’t use standart brightness, it will be affect to your eyes, example miopi. Did you know that there are relation between brightness and colour of paper. May be you ever felt when you are reading a book which the book use white paper, your eyes easier wetless than grey paper. It caused, white paper reflect all light wavelength compared grey paper.
Third, a habbit for this era is reading on the smartphone before we go to sleep. It is a dangerous activity for your healthy, because it will be affect to your quality of sleeping compared with reading a book. Based on main researcher from Harvard Medical School, Professor Charlez Czeisler, If you do not sleep enough, it will increase risk of your cardiovascular, like obesity, diabetes, and cancer. It`s caused, the emmission of the light is blue light (like a LED), so that can retard or prevention hormone production, that’s Melatonin hormone. It function as timer for your sleeping.
Fourth, don’t read SMS when you are driving a motorcycle or car. It will be affect to you and your passenger safety.
In this era, all people need to reading. Students, workers, old mans, in fact joblessness are need to reading. From reading, we can get infomations, knowledges, friends, links, etc. From reading we can run the world. From reading we can be clever. From reading can know everything. Because we need to reading and reading is everything. But remember, be a clever reader!
Happy reading all! And stop accident before they stop you!
- health ministry decree Indonesia No. 1405/MENKES/SK/XI/02
Edited by Mr. Oetomo