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Reading has always said to be the key to success, for it encourages learning. Yet, philosophers such as the German Arthur Schopenhauer state that reading too much actually is bad for the mind. I qualify these thoughts as I too agree that the excessiveness of reading may bond the mind’s creativity and freedom, yet feeding on other’s insights is also vital for a well-rounded mindset.
Too much reading indirectly forces the mind to dwell on the thinking of another man’s perspective. The mind is unable to produce original thoughts that spark individuality and pave a path for self’s own nature and character to emerge. Often times the influential writings of others make people to believe in the ideals, morals, and principles that the writers embrace. A uniform world would not be one of ingenuity and variant experiences. Rather as Schopenhauer stated, a man should be able to think on his own impulse and not by the sway of his favorite writer.
To advance educationally is profitable but to only dedicate self to one mission of learning is wasteful. Not to condone idle living but a recreational mind gives the brain time to rejuvenate. Constant strain on the brain wouldn’t make a person more educated but rather weaker mentally and able your mind immune to reckless and illogical thinking. The German philosopher also expressed that if a man not want to think, he pick up a book in his spare time when his thoughts engulf him actively because the constant practice makes a man foolish and stupid, than achieving his goal of becoming smarter.
In addition, when reading your mind is not always focused upon the topic of the book and so your mind has to be twisted and turned to properly focus your energy on fully understanding the message of the author. Learning by will and experience brings a fresh outlook on the information gained while learning by compulsion which is reading sticks to an already thought of attitude. When something such as learning is done by will, more effort is

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