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We live in a culture of bigger televisions and smaller libraries.

We spend more time immersed in shows and less immersed in reading.

We spend more time staring blankly at a screen and less staring intently at the words of a great book.

Is anyone else concerned about this?

Have we just given up on learning?

Do we really think that we know all that we need to succeed?

People who read more great books are more likely to be optimistic about the future, healthy, have flourishing careers, be more effective leaders and be financially independent.

It takes no physical effort to read, just the turning of a page or the pressing of a button on a kindle.

And yet we don’t.

We would rather be entertained than educated.

We prefer slackness over success.

If you want to get ahead in the world, have a more successful career or be a better parent, read more books!

I have nothing against big televisions.

Just make sure that you have a matching library full of great books to match.

p.s. For the record, 50 Shades of Grey doesn’t count!

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