Why you should READ LESS*

Andrei Terbea
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*as in putting less pressure on yourself with how MANY books you read, but rather focusing on the QUALITY of what you read. Basically, quality over quantity (as is the case with many things in life). Enjoy!

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Some might read the title of the video and think "oh, cool, I don't have to read, I wasn't going to anyway". If that's the case, I suggest you watch the entire video first. Reading is very important, it has many benefits for your brain, and unfortunately, school prepares us from a young age to see reading as a chore or as something unpleasant. Then there's the other type of people who only read Personal Development and Self Help books, and that's mainly who I'm targeting with this video. The Self Help industry is making billions of dollars every year, often selling sub-par written content that gives the illusion of personal growth. There's so much more value in a novel, or a history book, than you will ever find in the average Self-improvement book. So although I'm talking about why you should read less, the moral of the story - spoiler alert - is why you should read more, or why you should be more selective with the type of books you're reading. Looking forward to the conversation in the comment section.


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Jan 21, 2021




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Andrei Terbea
Andrei Terbea Month ago
Happy to see the positive response to this type of video! Been reading the book recommendations you guys are leaving in the comments and tbh there's a lot of exciting stuff I want to read myself now haha! Keep 'em coming! 📚
Alexandru Tiplea
Alexandru Tiplea 2 days ago
bruh i am romanian
harshit art
harshit art 2 days ago
Please give your lip sync temolate
Malcolm El
Malcolm El 4 days ago
Esperanza rising is one of my favorite books I’m reading right now it’s like what Andrea said but with a lot of detail and Mexican.
radu Diaconu
radu Diaconu 7 days ago
Gugăl foarte epic RUvidr moment
Tophatarco L
Tophatarco L 8 days ago
I like world war 2 books
Jordon Cameron
It's actually a very interesting topic and I too thought reading was useless. Ironically, I read a lot as a child like 10 novels in 5 months. That aside, my book recommendation would be the Silver Sword. It showcases the struggle of a Polish family during a war and how they all tried to get back together. Most of the family were in prison or their health was diminishing rapidly. It also shifts the perspective of which character you're reading about flawlessly. It's a terrific book by Ian Serraillier and I definitely recommend it.
famz24 2 hours ago
6:40 Welp! There goes his audible sponsorship
Tyrell McKinney
Tyrell McKinney 4 hours ago
Of course the internet ruined reading
Milan Patra
Milan Patra 4 hours ago
I like books which are fiction but still feel real, books which makes me feel like i am there experiencing the things the the main character is going through, books which make me attached to them, books which i will never forget One of my favourite books series are the hunger games trilogy and Harry Potter
TrailblazerX 5 hours ago
Hey love your stuff, keep up the amazing work!
i read 3 books a week tho.
300 pages each
I love to read.
TheDarkGunslinger 15 hours ago
Hehehehe, read the whole Percy Jackson series on a week out of boredom again.
KiriDeku lover
KiriDeku lover 16 hours ago
Still I don't like reading. But I have some favorite book what I like to read sometimes e.g: Pohjoismaiset Taruolennot(in English: Nordic Fable Flights) this book is one of my favorites there is so many new magical creatures that i can "learn".
jezuz christ
jezuz christ 18 hours ago
Instructions unclear... proceeds to read RUvid comments instead
Just another Fangirl on the internet
When 50 self-help books is 'impressive'. Camp Half-Blood Chronicles fandom: Pitiful, we reread the same 15 book series at least 9 times a year and new books on top of that.
Tiara Reih Mequiota
Tiara Reih Mequiota 20 hours ago
I was the type of kid in my school to basically be always seen reading a book, like, i cant stop reading the same book/s. I also really like the ones without pictures and the really long ones, i dont know why i like those type of books i just do.
Regann 21 hour ago
Every Soul a star is a simple book that anyone can tackle. I think it's a good staring book for unmotivated readers.
The gaming channel
my schools 5 steps to reading better were 1. read 2. read 3. read 4. read and 5 read
Octavio Carneiro
Carl Sagan books are really good to start reading again
Pratik Koli
Pratik Koli Day ago
I just found out this type of shit
Brayden Day ago
Eyal Hendler
Eyal Hendler Day ago
Anyone else here read two books in the past 4 years?😂😂
Zachary Ibarra
5:02 the amazon smiles haunt me...
Another Guy
Another Guy Day ago
"Don't read 1 book a week" me who read 4 mangas in 1 day
Creative Plays Minecraft
Read the whole series of Perry mason within the past couple months, I loved it. Fiction Recommendation:)
Henry Ani
Henry Ani Day ago
Whatever book people enjoy reading teachers always say it as in a real book
Space Noodle
Space Noodle Day ago
We read Dostoevsky in school... Yes I'm russian
Boba scalera
Boba scalera Day ago
I'm reading Crime and Punishment ATM :)
Dream Day ago
Everyone : I read 10000 books a week Me : I google 1000000 things every hour
Dream Day ago
Mom : holy $h!t what he saying
Yağmur Duran
me who suffers from dyslexia and adhd: wtf are these people even on
Black Dragon
Black Dragon Day ago
Mi-a placut aia cu "gugăl"!
Yousef Emad
Yousef Emad Day ago
If anyone wanna to read new series of books each about 250 pages you can read this paranormal for author Ahemd Khaled Tawfek It about an old man called Refat Esmail in which he faces lots of paranormal events from any culture
What a fucking cunt
People who read E-books:*Visible Confusion*
Caillou Stillman
Can't remember the time I read a book...
Badbanana Day ago
I read 1 or sometimes 2 books a week because of school
Eclipse De Wierdo
Does reading comics or mini movies count?
Cretovtov Day ago
1 book a week < 1 book a month
Cringe Øfficial
Meh I hate reading anyways
Poncho 2 days ago
My sister read 78 books in 2020 And already read 8
mega dog
mega dog 2 days ago
My mom makes me read 2 books every day
Little Moth
Little Moth 2 days ago
5:52 Is it just me or does this line make no sense? My interpretation is that it's basically saying: "Intuitive thinking as opposed to Analytic thinking is a form of cognitive laziness" (pretty much what the word means), and out of nowhere they draw the conclusion that googling things is a part of this. They do this yet they don't seem to explain why getting facts from looking it up is related to it - especially when research like that is very important to analytical though - nor do they explain why alternatives are better. Why is relying on facts and external sources a form of cognitive miserliness? Is it lazy to look up facts to back up your argument? Is it lazy to get the answers you want and draw your own conclusions about it instead of... whatever nonexistent alternative that they have yet to provide?
David-sama 2 days ago
do mangas count
cappuccino 19
cappuccino 19 2 hours ago
Of course not, manga is litteraly just drawings with little text. And also what the heck is your pfp, it's disgusting.
Kaeden Cusson
Kaeden Cusson 2 days ago
wigs of fire
hah 2 days ago
What about webtoons 🤨
cappuccino 19
cappuccino 19 2 hours ago
Doesn't count, webtoons have little to know text and more drawings.
IrgendWer 2 days ago
7:19 How bout learning a language? Like legit
I Xopuxir I
I Xopuxir I 2 days ago
I just read what I want ( Fantasy and science fiction) How fast i red ( like 2 Books in like 3 weeks)
Victoria Chamorro
if you're reading just to read you're gonna want to cheat yourself. if you're reading cause it's fun you don't do that. reading isn't just self help books you should find something you like
Boopster 2 days ago
The da Vinci code is very good in my opinion
Frostcrown 2 days ago
But you're wrong! I know cuz I read 3 books ever day! ;3 edit:battle field earth so much better than the movie
SnapdragonDNA V
SnapdragonDNA V 2 days ago
I literally had a book in my back pack and a grabbed it right now.
Fastrox 2 days ago
I have found this interesting and you got me read a bit but for god knows why i just cant sit down and read something
Dejmira 2 days ago
Can some good soul help me find book about egyptian mythology?
Fishy Jian
Fishy Jian 2 days ago
This is the wake up call I needed omg. I got into reading English books about 6 years ago and the first book I read was ‘if you could see me now’. The book was so highly confusing (I process stuff really slowly) that it took me two months just to finish the book. But after finishing that book holy crap it was like something clicked in my brain and my English started to improve basically overnight. Then others around me also started reading and I would often be made fun of because I take a long time to finish each individual book. By the third year I’d would finish a book with 400 pages within two weeks but I could not remember a single thing about whatever I’ve read. It was really stupid because I can still remember the contents of the first book I ever read but I can’t seem to visualise what I read literally last week. My English skills were stagnant at this point no matter the amount of books I was forcing into my brain and reading became kinda boring. Thank you for this video. It was truly an eye opener and the slap in the head that I needed.
-Avalon -
-Avalon - 2 days ago
The only reason I started reading was FanFiction and Light Novels from anime...
Magicka 2 days ago
Einstein once said that he wont remember anything he could look up in 2 min
Why Peanuts
Why Peanuts 2 days ago
Why does this goose love pointing it’s middle Finger at me
Joshua Gerthoffer
Stephen Kings novels always does it for me. Fantasy and Horror is where it's at!
Brian Acosta
Brian Acosta 2 days ago
POV you read 2 books a week because thats how much books you have
John Mark Nuguid
John Mark Nuguid 2 days ago
I prepare movies
Gnaaruag 2 days ago
Great advice Andrei . Glad to see you use this platform for something like this
Dweller Sages
Dweller Sages 2 days ago
Kid watching: shows to parent
benjbenj 2 days ago
Dont we all read like we read RUvid coments redit posts and stuf like that
Crystal 2 days ago
But I like reading
Chrysaor 2 days ago
For the record I’m only 1:41 in but I’d just like to say, even as an advent book reader/ bookworm, when it comes to reading read if you want to and just read what you like. I can tell you from personal experience that if the book doesn’t interest you it’s pointless trying to finish it. It’ll be harder to instigate picking up the book to read, boring, you won’t really absorb what you’re reading, and in the end you’re just wasting time doing something that you don’t enjoy. Besides reading as a hobby isn’t for everyone. So feel like you’re some kind of loser if you don’t read a lot or if you’re a slow reader. ^^
Cody Smith
Cody Smith 2 days ago
me who read manga: *me smart* hehehehe
TYLERMAN 3 days ago
One of my dads friends came over with his son and he can’t read at 7 years old and he has a phone, he said that he doesn’t need to learn to read because he can just say hey google and get it to tell him what he needs and that hit different because I use reading everyday and it changed my way of thinking the way you tried to do in this video.
Dread 3 days ago
50 books in a year isn't many
•CocoaPanda• 3 days ago
Newt 3 days ago
Why u should read less..... Less than 10 page a month? I can try.
Jess That weeb
Jess That weeb 3 days ago
Me clicking on this video *add for books/reading* Me: oh shi-
Lacasse-Roy Olivier
My very cliché and basic recommendations: 1984, Animal Farm (George Orwell/Eric Blair, both have been read in French), And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie, I’ve read it in French), The Haunting of Hill House (a very contemplative book and a different kind of horror, by Shirley Jackson, which I have read in English)
José Carioca
José Carioca 3 days ago
I read about 10 books last year, mostly fantasy and biographies. My advice: don't force yourself to read. Read what you like when you feel like.
Boshiko 3 days ago
*Quality* -Quantity-
Boshiko 3 days ago
6:38 That is some good things to do
Boshiko 3 days ago
6:20 It depends , this will not work if im reading a horror story or manga lmao
Boshiko 3 days ago
It's even worst then not reading , because you just thought you are doing right but no , you are wasting your time and you still think you are better than others
StSebbe 3 days ago
i read cookbooks
Tamir Lapidus
Tamir Lapidus 3 days ago
Me who doesn't even read: *I am 4 parallel universes ahead of you*
Sebi Ace
Sebi Ace 3 days ago
Zack Pearson
Zack Pearson 3 days ago
Books are stupid
Andres Saldana
Andres Saldana 3 days ago
Read less smile more
TheReal Infinite
TheReal Infinite 3 days ago
I just love the "gugăl". Such a Romanian thing :)
SkullPunisher446 3 days ago
As the roman emperor and stoic figure Marcus Aurelius wrote in his Meditations: don't waste all your time reading books, try experiencing life as it is instead.
George Sun
George Sun 3 days ago
Read rich dad poor dad! It literally changed my life!
Pasty Pastelle
Pasty Pastelle 3 days ago
I usually read books in the young adult or teenager section in the library. One of my most favorite series is the Dream series by Kit Alloway (Dreamfire, Dream fever and Dream forever). Two other series are the Trylle trilogy and the Kanin chronicles, both by Amanda Hocking. Hope you like it!
ganjedi bro
ganjedi bro 3 days ago
I read manga comics and novel too
Mr. Synth
Mr. Synth 3 days ago
Dystopians, Psychological Horror, Fiction based on true Events, Tragedy, Autobiographies and some absurdist fiction are Genres I vibe with, But with that being said personal favourites include Kite Runner, The Cthulhu Mythos, Lord Of The Flies, The Fry Chronicles, Dark Matter and His Dark Materials.
George Sun
George Sun 3 days ago
Don't measure the # of books, I read 10 pages a day
Srinivasaaditya K
i literally read all harry potter books in a week with suspense and then i realized there are movies of them this was like 2014 me then i bing watched them and realized many scenes are cut like many scenes were not made or some were not true and then i appreciated myself that i read those books
that random dude
that random dude 3 days ago
Try reading the Sherlock Holmes those books are amazing
GASPARD Kévin 3 days ago
The three series of book that changed my life: - Harry Potter - All Tolkien (from Lord of the rings to The Hobbit and finishing Silmarillion) - Dune (I still have to finish the last one :d)
The more you read, the more knowledge you earn.
I didn’t make any new year resolutions😏
jeramyah rybolt
jeramyah rybolt 3 days ago
I like horror story's so try the five nights at freddy's books they are enjoyable in my opinion
who who6970
who who6970 3 days ago
Reading makes me angry i hate reading it makes me stressed and debressed
Shelly Cameron
Shelly Cameron 3 days ago
Read because it's fun
Stefan GH
Stefan GH 3 days ago
Gotta love the "gugăl"
One Crunch
One Crunch 3 days ago
Kai Michael Schneider
Being a good reader isn't about how many books you read, it's about how well you comprehend the information the book gave you after you're done. Reading is supposed to be something enjoyable and fun. Why would you want to read a book you're not interested in? I've read 300 page books in an afternoon - but ask me to read a 10 page article on a subject I find tedious or dull, and I've already got a headache. Don't let the amount of books you read determine your intelligence or worth; and don't let others dictate your reading choices. As long as you're reading because it makes you happy, you'll get more out of that book than anyone who reads it as a "challenge".
Mr Slick
Mr Slick 3 days ago
I can read it’s just whenever an author implementes large complicated words my brain just goes “yeah no” and it just won’t stick no matter how many times I reread it, listening to something makes it actually stick for me and I’ll remember it much better
justarandogamr 3 days ago
Books are obsolete
cappuccino 19
cappuccino 19 2 hours ago
You really didn't learn anyrhing stupid kid.
liam poog
liam poog 3 days ago
yeah i read about 1 quintillion books a day
Zachary Kissoon
Zachary Kissoon 3 days ago
Does reading fan fiction count a reading a online book cause if it is boi I put the 1 book a week thing to shame
UnLImITeD ? 3 days ago
the only reason books are still read are because of fan fictions
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