Here’s why we read:
What we call following our gut is really us being subconsciously guided by every piece of information we’ve ever consumed, shaping our instincts and ideas and forming us. — Jon Westenberg
Besides reading to feel, most of us read to learn. We want to know what we need to know when we need it, and so we keep pushing the number of books. Higher. One more. Just one more.
We read books recommended by billionaires, books validated by bestseller status and books our idols tell us to read.
I didn’t read 365 books last year. But I learned from 365 different ones. After around 250, one thing became very clear:
“I don’t need more information. I need to do more stuff.”