To all the people in their twenties reading this post,
You are surrounded by average minded thinkers who say that you should try drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes/weed and binge-watch movies and television series because your 20s is the last time to enjoy your life.
The only wise and the best decision you make in your 20s is to ignore such kinds of advice coming your way.
The habits you develop in your twenties will be with you for a long long time.
If you had cultivated a habit of smoking and drinking, the damage it will cause to your body will remain till you die.
The habits that destroy your mental and physical health will continue to dictate your life even after your 20s are over.
Let me explain you from the biological perspective why reading books is important.
World famous Ethologist Dr. Richard Dawkins quoted the following sentence in his book 'The selfish gene'
"Survival machines that can simulate the future are one step ahead of survival machines who can only learn on the basis of overt trial & error. The trouble with overt trial is it takes time and energy. The trouble with overt error is it is often fatal.