A passage from the president of Peking University: the significance of reading
Material poverty can destroy the dignity of your life, spiritual poverty, and make your reincarnation for several generations. There is no white road in life. There are no white books in life. The books you have read and the road you have traveled will unconsciously change your cognition and quietly wipe away your ignorance and superficiality.
Books are cheap, but it doesn't mean that knowledge is cheap. Although reading doesn't necessarily make you successful and prosperous, it doesn't necessarily make you have a bright future, but it can make you talk virtuously, do more than you do, speak with a ruler and play with a degree!
Reading is the nobleness of the lowest threshold.