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Why I'm sick of reading hacks

The Issue Behind Reading Hacks

Often manifesting as techniques for faster reading, nowadays, there is a mass illusion that reading many books by itself can bring about change into someone’s life. 

Many try to do it as fast as they can ignoring the fact that taking your time to process a book, or even rereading it, is important to extract and remember its wisdom, or to have fun.

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The Issue Behind Reading Hacks

Often manifesting as techniques for faster reading, nowadays, there is a mass illusion that reading many books by itself can bring about change into someone’s life. 

Many try to do it as fast as they can ignoring the fact that taking your time to process a book, or even rereading it, is important to extract and remember its wisdom, or to have fun.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr Seuss

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We all have this one skill we need to use more: we need to read more.

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