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Why We Read

One of the reasons that we read books is because they offer a rich tapestry of details, allowing us to see the world of the author and go on their journey with them. Our brains can learn not only the author’s ideas but also when their conclusions about how to live are likely to work and when they are likely to fail (thanks to the vast amount of details that authors share about their experiences and thought processes).

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

What you read can give you access to untold knowledge. But how you read changes the trajectory of your life.

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