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“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.” - Socrates
As per Socrates, if you want to gain wisdom and knowledge reading other people’s writings is a must to understand the thinking of the author articulated from his lifelong experience. That author might take days or months or even years to write all his knowledge which you can grasp in an hour or a day.
Books are a source of human wisdom and change the mind of the reader. The important point is that they seriously damage your ignorance. But these days it is very difficult to read all the books with so much busy schedule. The thing is that you need to follow the current smartest people and ask what they actually read.
Here are the 5 mind-blowing maxims related to Reading:
1. How to collect wisdom in the shortest period of time?
“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” — Rene Descartes
2. How to judge the Quality of the Book, also Article or Blog?
“A good book gets better at the second reading. A great book at the third. Any book not worth rereading isn’t worth reading.” — Nicholas Nassim Taleb
3. How to know the mindset of society, culture, or clan?
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami
4. What is the ultimate skill to get successful?
“Reading is the ultimate meta-skill that can be traded for anything else.” — Naval Ravikant
5. How to get ahead in society in this age of distraction and ubiquitous information?
BONUS MENTAL MODEL “Reading is faster than listening, Doing is faster than watching.” - Naval Ravikant
When I came to know about this mental model, I stop watching YouTube Videos, and saves a lot of time learning many things by reading blogs. I watch videos only for very specific queries which cannot be understood through writing or blog. Second Doing is always better than reading and watching.
Thanks for Reading.
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