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Why I'm sick of reading hacks

“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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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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A new idea, outlook on life, mental model, is all it takes for something to click inside your brain.

Your brain will start making connections between books that seemed to be on different topics. The more you read, the more links you form and the richer your understanding becomes.

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Reading Hack 1: View Books As An Experiment

It costs you money and time, but it may pay for itself by changing your life for the better. It’s an experiment. And the more “smart” experiments you perform, the more likely you are to find a breakthrough experiment that changes everything.

Inherent in being a good experimenter is being OK with the losses. Therefore, remember that every time you purchase a book that turns out to be a dud, you are just one step closer to a book that will change your life.

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