Tag: reading

Culture, Education, Mindset

Intellectual Weakness

Nobody wants to be weak. Weakness leads to losing. Weakness leads to resentment.[1] Intellectual weakness is perhaps the most subtle weakness. It compounds itself. Physical weakness makes us feel bad. Intellectual weakness makes us feel smug or leaves us unable to see our weakness. There are many ways to overcome this problem, but the first …

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How to read several books a year

I love reading and I love reading a lot. But sometimes I get depressed and don’t “feel it” or I get busy and don’t pick up a book. Author Jeff Olson, in his book The Slight Edge offers a solution to this problem: Everything you need to know to be successful—every how-to, every practical action—is already written …

Basics, Culture

How to read: Ask is it true?

[I originally wrote this in 2015. It seems especially relevant now.] In the Screwtape Letters, the delightfully evil demon said this to his student: Only the learned read old books and we have now so dealt with the learned that they are of all men the least likely to acquire wisdom by doing so. We have done this by inculcating the Historical Point of View. The Historical Point of View, put briefly, means …

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Thoughts on completing plus sized reading lists

TLDR: Here are the five steps to help you read more: Make a list Schedule time to read Shorten it by reading books or taking off pointless/boring books. Don’t read too many things at once. Leisure reading is no substitute for religious reading if you’re religious. Overly Personal Introduction Many of us have too many …