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Why is reading books considered such a good thing? I'm tired of people using how many books someone reads as a measure of their intellect. You're not a genius if you read, reading doesn't instantly increase your IQ by 100 and someones argument isn't invalid just because they don't read. There is no point in reading books, you're not getting anything out of it except mental practice Change my mind.
2020-07-16 11:31
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Chances are you are alot smarter and wise than me if you read books. Its as simple as rhat
2020-07-16 11:34
I read books at the school library to entice the ladies.
2020-07-16 11:34
Movies are better than books Fight me
2020-07-16 11:36
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LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis
No need to fight you. Movies are great for people with inferior attention span
2020-07-16 11:37
2020-07-16 11:39
Try watching Shoah bruh
2020-07-16 13:04
I doubt he was talking about this kind of movies
2020-07-16 13:05
still tho, some 3+ hour movies can be really hard to sit through, like stanley kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"
2020-07-16 13:07
2020-07-16 11:39
Poland Hanse
Taco is better food than Lamborghini, fight me
2020-07-16 11:46
2 very different things
2020-07-16 11:48
Poland Hanse
2020-07-16 11:52
Yugoslavia seeeed
2020-07-16 11:50
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
This says a lot about our society
2020-07-16 15:03
I Just read em for fun and hope I learn something useful or interesting along the way. Anyone who thinks they are smart because they solely read books is a douche canoe. Saying there is no point in reading books however is moronic.
2020-07-16 11:40
bottle | 
Taiwan Azes
"There is no point in reading books, you're not getting anything out of it except mental practice" This is so retarded You get nothing out of watching a movie or a tv show either..?? It's for your enjoyment
2020-07-16 11:38
Honestly book reading is fun. It creates a bigger spectrum of thoughts that things like series or movies would never be able to achieve imo. Book reading >>>> watching anything on netflix and stuff
2020-07-16 11:41
+1,when u read books u can imagine your unique world of this book,u can change small details etc and in movies and series only thing u need to do is watch,everything is done before you
2020-07-16 13:12
Honestly when i read books especially adventure themed books. I can imagine it in like 30 different ways and its almost as much fun as actually reading the book
2020-07-16 13:23
I don't understand reading books that won't help you improve your real life as well.
2020-07-16 11:41
Is entertainment still banned Bulgaria?
2020-07-16 11:43
If I wanted entertainment, I'd go and play a soccer match with my boys
2020-07-16 11:45
Fair enough Edit: *football
2020-07-16 11:46
Brazil pooternd
both the same
2020-07-16 14:01
zorte | 
Faroe Islands ye6ok
no such thing as soccer
2020-07-16 14:23
watching smart movie equals reading kids book. And do you think you read two pages of some stupid book you gonna get smarter? Your mind expands when you read even simplest book though.
2020-07-16 11:47
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one"
2020-07-16 11:45
Reading is fundamental upon every man and woman who wishes to live their best life.
2020-07-16 11:46
Nice explanation
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Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
fiction books are useless tech literature - for smurt mens
2020-07-16 11:53
Do you call every kind of entertainment useless?
2020-07-16 11:57
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
yes spending time on useless things it's Haram!
2020-07-16 12:21
Yugoslavia seeeed
Entertainment books are good tho. Sure not usefull, but its also not the end of the world to read an interesting story
2020-07-16 12:04
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
#28 Haram!
2020-07-16 12:21
Yugoslavia seeeed
You will die anyways so why not spend your time doing something that you find enjoyable 🤷‍♀️
2020-07-16 12:26
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
you will be punished for that after your death
2020-07-16 12:28
Yugoslavia seeeed
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2020-07-16 13:29
Not sure if this is a bait, but... So you only watch documentaries, educational videos on youtube and do not play any games?
2020-07-16 12:56
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
you can play video-games if there no killing, murder, nudity etc but better to play real games Computer games have very little mental benefit in the face of the emotional and psychology detriment that they cause
2020-07-16 13:05
Reading is a complete waste of time, learn from the internet dude. I pretty much learn everything I need to from auditing courses.
2020-07-16 11:56
I read the classics to attract smart girls.
2020-07-16 12:50
0/8 girls doen't care about even in 1%
2020-07-16 13:28
None of the girls you know obv.
2020-07-16 14:07
i doesn't fucking mater how smart the girl is, nerds don't get laid cuz girls don't give a shit about your IQ IQ it's not attraction factor
2020-07-16 14:20
sure thats most the girls, but smart girls tend to go out with dudes either smarter than them or equally smart
2020-07-16 14:27
yeah show me models who went for "smart guys" they date chads not nerds
2020-07-16 14:36
majority of models aren't smart girls
2020-07-16 18:09
cuz they don't need to
2020-07-16 22:26
lots of girls at my university wont even speak to you if you have no culture xd
2020-07-16 14:31
0/8 they are attracted to dominance, leading, self-assertiveness, confidence, status, humor and fun, not taking things too seriously = carefree, resourcefulness, unreactiveness = emotional autonomy, passion, feeling at ease in each environment - which basically most of it it's just your status indicator it's the same thing it was in tribe where do we come from
2020-07-16 14:38
damn ur a caveman xd
2020-07-16 14:48
dude it's what it ... where your conscious mind like it or not, the faster you accept it the better I guess society and mainstream culture lies about dating and relationships
2020-07-16 14:54
0/8, but I don´t blame you, since you clearly do not attend university ^^
2020-07-16 14:58
0/8 120 IQ already engineer degree read 200+ books
2020-07-16 15:16
engineering xd Im talking about humanities and not some low level majors that literally everyone studies nowadays xd
2020-07-16 15:32
i read harry potter and witcher and now i'm smarter than you
2020-07-16 12:52
its not about making you smarter, its about learning. The more you read the more you learn and that can be perceived as "being smarter"
2020-07-16 12:59
books give u ideas. but movies give u motivation to do it
2020-07-16 13:00
Denmark Howlite
no need to read books when you can listen to joe rogan podcast. instamnt 200 iqw
2020-07-16 13:09
0/8 however sometimes ignorance might looks like a bliss
2020-07-16 13:30
Its mainly due to the fact that books deeply go into the issue they're taking on, as far as politics, phillosophy, history and economics go, if you watch a movie you're watching 90% surface and 10% substance, whereas the book is entirely substantial, it explains itself explicitly rather than tacitly...therefore if you go into a piece of content with a goal, you'll come out better satisfied by a book, though movies are easier to get into if you've never read.
2020-07-16 13:31
Lithuania eZaF4BYMAS
I swear, people who read books think they are superior and smarter, well sorry, I guess I'm stupid for not liking to read, for me it's boring, and also they all have fucking glasses, yeah, I'm stupid for not raping my eyesight.
2020-07-16 13:36
Imo only people who read science books can be considered smart But if u dont read books u are definetly not dumb
2020-07-16 13:38
"comprehension" by reading is one of the biggest measures of one's IQ, literally. Every coveted aptitude test around the globe has given much weightage to "reading".
2020-07-16 13:43
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
2020-07-16 13:46
reading books means u have to have knowledge on reading
2020-07-16 13:55
this is the same guy who cannot read 3 paragraphs and asks for tl;dr
2020-07-16 14:03
there are all kinds of intellect. and it's really hard to raise your IQ but if you never perform mental practice as you say you become blunt. you can do mental practice in very different ways but repeating the same task over and over again makes you blunt. books generally train your abstract reasoning skills. but then if you go to a construction site you may look dumb when it comes to practical reasoning. it's all about which kind of intellect you want to train and what sparks your curiosity.
2020-07-16 14:06
No, to be smart means to have awareness on how little you do know, awareness on your flawed existence. Thus incentive to read books, and whatever other methods there are to exercise your mind and learn.
2020-07-16 14:14
I watch Richard and Mortemer
2020-07-16 14:14
I assume it has to do with tradition, books came before movies and pictures (depending on what we mean when we say ''pictures'') and that's why it's ''ranked'' higher.
2020-07-16 14:15
you're right
2020-07-16 14:32
It depends on what kind of books you are reading. But I agree with you, when you are reading some classic literature it doesn't give you nothing practically useful, but somewhy ppl consider it as a sign of high intellect
2020-07-16 14:57
Read the bible
2020-07-16 15:05
you read a book = you read an opinion => you compare this opinion to another opinion => you create your own opinion and you can justify it => you are more unique from other people the only bad thing about books is that i cannot make myself read them
2020-07-16 22:31
i arent read thatz
2020-07-16 22:33
Flag chex out
2020-07-16 22:34
it is because they are dumb books only increase knowledge. however require iq for imagination reading comprehension.
2020-07-16 22:36
Lebanon Dogman69
I didn't get books until like 21. Probably because at school forced to read the classics which you don't understand when you are 13
2020-07-16 22:37
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