Reading is fundamental…but totally overrated. I’ve always thought it seemed smart to be able to brag that I still churned through maybe 25 to 50 books per year while the average American was at 2 books if they were lucky. It makes sense but honestly, what’s it done for me?
That’s when the realization occurs. Reading is useless if you don’t turn that knowledge into something more valuable. You can spend your whole life educating yourself on everything but at some point, you have to be the thinker, you have to create new books. Otherwise, you are simply a consumer. The same consumer that buys pop music and action movies, the same consumer that orders extra large cokes and goes to amusement parks.
There’s no difference. You have to make a choice about being a consumer vs. a producer. So what are you?