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September 1 2023

Do you remember?

Reading is a critical skill to have. Lifelong education is power, flexibility, wealth and knowability. However.

Once you reach a certain amount of books read a few things happen:

  1. You forget concepts
  2. Ideas overlap
  3. You wonder how to leverage the knowledge in your life
  4. You want to reference quotes and parables

Why join the Discord?

  1. The most intense book recommendation system you’ve ever seen (I promise!)
  2. Win more arguments vs your friends citing real data
  3. Understand books and quotes from a new angle
  4. Visualize quotes as art to make inspiration pieces
  5. (Future) other helpful gpt commands that accept input fro things like Hacker News, Spotify, etc
  6. (Future) learn how to make your own data store and place it in a UX that makes sense for you. Specifically, learn about creative UX with embedded data
  7. A community of readers and an ai book club

you can do summaries on the openai discourse now!


About 33 minutes and 50 seconds in, there's a segment on reading worth your ear. It's good!

Self expression is the cornerstone of the Nen system.

Read More Books by Finishing Less Books

Shout out to the dude in this airport lounge who opened a book, read five or six pages, sighed, closed the book, stood up, walked a few steps, and dropped it right into the trash can. (View Tweet)
You may discover that what you get from skimming is all the book is worth to you for the time being. It may never be worth more. But you will know at least what the author’s main contention is, as well as what kind of book he has written, so the time you have spent looking through the book will not have been wasted. (Location 553)
Many books are hardly worth even skimming; some should be read quickly; and a few should be read at a rate, usually quite slow, that allows for complete comprehension. (Location 650)
read what you love until you love to read.” It’s that simple (View Highlight)
at some point there’s too much out there to read. Even reading is full of junk. (View Highlight)