Article: Books Make You a Boring Person

Here’s an interesting article in the NY Times. Being an avid book reader myself, this is an interesting perspective on how some people become intellectually lazy in reading books, regurgitating lines and not thinking and critically challenging what we read. Check it out.

2 Responses to Article: Books Make You a Boring Person

  1. Andres says:

    Hi Ben,
    I wonder what are your thoughts on this as today.

    In general, to me this reading makes you boring sounds more like “studying” kinda, you know like regurgitating facts with no understanding or critical thinking whatsoever.

    Just like young philosopher Carlos Blanco said on a tv show -“people tell me I read too much, I don’t read that much, in fact I’m a bad reader.”
    When he really meant -“I spend more time thinking than reading”
    link to en.wikipedia.org

  2. Ben Casnocha says:

    Andres – I agree w/ you. Being lazy is being lazy. It has nothing to do with reading books or not reading books.

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