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For Better Reading, Silence the Ego

For Better Reading, Silence the Ego

I have been reading, continuously, for almost 30 years. There have been some lulls in the journey, but I don’t think I have ever gone a full year without reading a book.

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I’m certain you’ve heard about the ego. The voice in your head. The one that tells you to do this but not that, that you are this but not that, that you should be better, smarter, wiser, more physically fit. 

Of Books & Travels

Of Books & Travels
Some things in life are perfectly complementary. Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and cream. Strawberries and chocolate. Yum! But being edible is not a prerequisite to complementary. It turns out that the books you read, and the places you visit, can enhance one another just as well, perhaps even better, than a succulent piece of meat and a fine red wine (or a sumptuous salad and mango juice, for the discerning vegan).

Why do we read?

Why do we read?

We all read for different reasons. For some, literature is an escape, a set of destinations bound to be discovered, and akin to reality, understood and appreciated in manifold ways. For others, reading is an exercise, the means to an end of mental expansion and enhanced self-worth.