“You really should read more”
Yeah, yeah, something something, successful people, yada yada, spelling and cognition.
But it’s just soooooooooo boring. And ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat.
I hated reading. Hated it. Forcing myself through page after page, struggling to stay awake? Pfit, I don’t care. Readings not for everyone, especially not me.
A few years ago though, I did reluctantly give it a shot. I’m pretty determined to better myself and I figured I’d give reading one honest to gods try so that when someone asks, “Well, have you ever actually read something?”, I can sleep easy after pushing them right off that high horse of theirs.
Here’s the kicker, though; the books slowly started to become enjoyable.
Sure the first few books were a little droll, but as I rated them on Amazon and gave the website some information on what I liked, I ended up with my own list of “must read” books.
I discovered fiction that spoke my language, that pained incredible worlds that I was actually interested in.
I read biographies of real world heroes I’ve longed to one day meet, developing a real deep connection with their day to day lives.
There’s some incredible productivity books out there that showed me just how much better I can be, only before taking my hand and bringing me down that path.
Has my opinion on books changed? Absolutely, and I think yours will too. Will it be for everyone right off the bat? Not at all, but it’s rare that anything is. I can’t stand Game Of Thrones, yet it some circles in would be regarded as blasphemy to mention that out loud.
So yes, I’m serious: this is yet another post on the internet saying that you should be reading more, and yes I understand that it is somewhat hypocritical. But there really is something amazing in the fact that you can learn a life time’s worth of knowledge in as little as 50 pages.