Too Much Reading

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~Albert Einstein

This is an interesting thought from Einstein. Reading is usually a good thing and modern society reads far to little. However, there are people where reading is actually what prevents them from doing. Acquiring knowledge through books is good, but not when it becomes a substitute for actually applying the knowledge you already have and creating new knowledge that doesn’t already exist.


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