Long Read: Everything I Knew About Reading Was Wrong
Johnny May | 15 minutes
Are you stuck on some book right now? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, you know that feeling because you’ve been there before. We all did.
Sometimes the book isn’t bad — you just never feel like reading it. The prevailing wisdom is to power through, but that is terrible advice.
You’re not in school anymore — reading should be a joy. It doesn’t work: relying on willpower is a bad long-term strategy.
Humans soon mastered agriculture, which freed many people up to think about all kinds of other ideas, and it wasn’t long before they stumbled upon a new, giant breakthrough: writing.
- Tim Urban, Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future
It’s possible to get people to do things that make you like them more but respect them less.
Avoid this, it destroys relationships.
- Ideopunk, 100 tips for a better life
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