dont fucking shame people for not reading for pleasure
some people have concentration-issues
some people have other hobbies
and some people just dont fucking like reading alright
shut the fuck up and sit down
I guess I just associate reading for pleasure with a search for knowledge. Knowledge, essentially second-hand experience, is essential for making yourself a better all-around person. First-hand experience, while an even better way to improve yourself, is often-times inaccessible— leaving reading as the only means by which get knowledge.
That’s why I shy away from people who don’t read for pleasure. I can’t conceive of any other way they efficiently improve themselves via the absorption of knowledge, and the idea that someone doesn’t want to improve themself, and thereby the condition of the world as a whole, is disturbing to me. They come off like they don’t care, or don’t want to try…
Can anyone who DOESN’T read for pleasure address this? Obviously I’m biased in the favor of people who do read for pleasure, as I am one, but I’d like to hear the other side of this.