The world tells you that you should read more often to become more aware.
Which is true.

I, btw, have a different question:
Why would you want to commit the mistakes that have already been committed? Why not learn the lessons from them even before committing them?

Books do exactly that.
They lay open life truths just like a true friend would.
They let us go into a world of deep possibilities when the world around us wants to addict us to failure probabilities.
They are there for us, when no one else could be there for us.

More than any return an asset could give, one line in one book is more than enough to give you 1000X return on investment. Why wouldn’t anyone do that?