Have We Forgotten How to Read?

An interesting article found its way into my inbox today: Michael Harris, who wrote a book about the positive qualities of being alone, Solitude – has forgotten how to read.

It’s worth a few minutes of your time to read his article, but once you do I want to pose the next question.

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ITTR: The Power of Habit

Home Life Hero tries to remember what he read months ago. Come along!

I’m going to try to remember The Power of Habit, a book I read this year.

Have you tried to get someone to read a book you liked?  Was it hard?  Probably.  Getting someone else interested in a 5-15 hour reading activity is a tough sell.

But even books you really like are hard to explain to other people.  Careers are made out of condensing the purpose and ideas of books to make them interesting to others (marketing and book summary writing, among others).  If you aren’t getting paid to do this, you are by definition an amateur at it.

In this series, called I Try to Remember, or ITTR, I don’t even take notes on the books.  I just try and remember what the book was about!  The parts that stick with me are probably the most interesting parts anyway, right?

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What Would Happen if You Stopped Listening to Music in Your Car?

People spend years of their lives listening to music during the commute to and from work. This is a mistake. You need to be doing this instead.

Do you know what the average commute time is in America? For most people this is considered pedestrian information. Don’t bother looking it up, I already did it for you. Continue reading “What Would Happen if You Stopped Listening to Music in Your Car?”