Why you should READ LESS*

21. Sij 2021.
815 586 Pregleda

*as in putting less pressure on yourself with how MANY books you read, but rather focusing on the QUALITY of what you read. Basically, quality over quantity (as is the case with many things in life). Enjoy!
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SOURCES:

Benefits of Reading Books:
www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-reading-books
The brain in your pocket: Evidence that Smartphones are used to supplant thinking:
www.academia.edu/30785306/The_brain_in_your_pocket_Evidence_that_Smartphones_are_used_to_supplant_thinking
Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind
science.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/377
Your Brain on Reading (Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day)
medium.com/swlh/this-is-your-brain-on-reading-why-your-brain-needs-you-to-read-every-day-a472b04da2e0
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CREDITS:
Andrei Terbea - Lead Animator
Stefan Popa - Assistant Animator
instagram.com/jtefe.ro/
Nicoleta Toader - Producer
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MUSIC:
"Delusional (Instrumental)" by Spring Gang
"Sudden Death (Instrumental)" by Sightless in Shadow
Outro song: Joakim Karud - "Loudness & Clarity"
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#Books #OneBookAWeek #Reading

Some might read the title of the video and think "oh, cool, I don't have to read, I wasn't going to anyway". If that's the case, I suggest you watch the entire video first. Reading is very important, it has many benefits for your brain, and unfortunately, school prepares us from a young age to see reading as a chore or as something unpleasant. Then there's the other type of people who only read Personal Development and Self Help books, and that's mainly who I'm targeting with this video. The Self Help industry is making billions of dollars every year, often selling sub-par written content that gives the illusion of personal growth. There's so much more value in a novel, or a history book, than you will ever find in the average Self-improvement book. So although I'm talking about why you should read less, the moral of the story - spoiler alert - is why you should read more, or why you should be more selective with the type of books you're reading. Looking forward to the conversation in the comment section.

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  • Happy to see the positive response to this type of video! Been reading the book recommendations you guys are leaving in the comments and tbh there's a lot of exciting stuff I want to read myself now haha! Keep 'em coming! 📚

    Andrei TerbeaAndrei TerbeaPrije mjesec
    • bruh i am romanian

      Alexandru TipleaAlexandru TipleaPrije 3 dana
    • Please give your lip sync temolate

      harshit artharshit artPrije 3 dana
    • Esperanza rising is one of my favorite books I’m reading right now it’s like what Andrea said but with a lot of detail and Mexican.

      Malcolm ElMalcolm ElPrije 5 dana
    • Gugăl foarte epic HRexr moment

      radu Diaconuradu DiaconuPrije 8 dana
    • I like world war 2 books

      Tophatarco LTophatarco LPrije 9 dana
  • Read books they said. You'll have friends they said.

    Adomas BAdomas BPrije 2 minuta
  • I know alot of ppl may have a bias political perspective, but art of the deal is one hell of a book

    Justin DieJustin DiePrije sat
  • 3:25 After watching that part I really hope Andrei will write his own book

    KjellKjellPrije 2 sati
  • Fantasy gives you better social skills

    Irma KalnieteIrma KalnietePrije 2 sati
  • A book I totally recommend is Ready Player One it’s a classic and is a great fiction book!

    Mylene JadeMylene JadePrije 3 sati
  • Favorite book: The Enemy by Charlie higson I think. Very good fiction series, follows a bunch of kids trying to survive in a world where everyone over 15 suddenly became a zombie-esk thing. Very gory but still has good vocab and development.

    Ruairi BurnsRuairi BurnsPrije 3 sati
  • If you really like science fiction books or like scary books then I recommend either any scary science fiction book or SCP science fiction book

    GermeyJermGermeyJermPrije 4 sati
  • You would wonder why some self help books get published

    Maddie WhiteMaddie WhitePrije 6 sati
  • Me: Reading too many books? Couldn't be me... *Proceeds to remember reading about half the dictionary*

    Bacon VerseBacon VersePrije 6 sati
  • Dose watching anime and reading subtitles count

    SynSynPrije 6 sati
  • oh ok, here we go !!!

    omar ahmadomar ahmadPrije 11 sati
  • This is so funny Love the work

    Soham DasSoham DasPrije 13 sati
  • The hunger games

    Lucas CollinsLucas CollinsPrije 13 sati
  • It's actually a very interesting topic and I too thought reading was useless. Ironically, I read a lot as a child like 10 novels in 5 months. That aside, my book recommendation would be the Silver Sword. It showcases the struggle of a Polish family during a war and how they all tried to get back together. Most of the family were in prison or their health was diminishing rapidly. It also shifts the perspective of which character you're reading about flawlessly. It's a terrific book by Ian Serraillier and I definitely recommend it.

    Jordon CameronJordon CameronPrije dan
  • 6:40 Welp! There goes his audible sponsorship

    famz24famz24Prije dan
  • Of course the internet ruined reading

    Tyrell McKinneyTyrell McKinneyPrije dan
  • I like books which are fiction but still feel real, books which makes me feel like i am there experiencing the things the the main character is going through, books which make me attached to them, books which i will never forget One of my favourite books series are the hunger games trilogy and Harry Potter

    Milan PatraMilan PatraPrije dan
  • Hey love your stuff, keep up the amazing work!

    TrailblazerXTrailblazerXPrije dan
  • i read 3 books a week tho.

    AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPandaPrije dan
    • 300 pages each

      AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPandaPrije dan
  • I love to read.

    AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPandaPrije dan
  • Hehehehe, read the whole Percy Jackson series on a week out of boredom again.

    TheDarkGunslingerTheDarkGunslingerPrije dan
  • Still I don't like reading. But I have some favorite book what I like to read sometimes e.g: Pohjoismaiset Taruolennot(in English: Nordic Fable Flights) this book is one of my favorites there is so many new magical creatures that i can "learn".

    KiriDeku loverKiriDeku loverPrije dan
  • Instructions unclear... proceeds to read HRex comments instead

    jezuz christjezuz christPrije dan
  • When 50 self-help books is 'impressive'. Camp Half-Blood Chronicles fandom: Pitiful, we reread the same 15 book series at least 9 times a year and new books on top of that.

    Just another Fangirl on the internetJust another Fangirl on the internetPrije dan
  • I was the type of kid in my school to basically be always seen reading a book, like, i cant stop reading the same book/s. I also really like the ones without pictures and the really long ones, i dont know why i like those type of books i just do.

    Tiara Reih MequiotaTiara Reih MequiotaPrije dan
  • Every Soul a star is a simple book that anyone can tackle. I think it's a good staring book for unmotivated readers.

    RegannRegannPrije dan
  • my schools 5 steps to reading better were 1. read 2. read 3. read 4. read and 5 read

    The gaming channelThe gaming channelPrije 2 dana
  • Carl Sagan books are really good to start reading again

    Octavio CarneiroOctavio CarneiroPrije 2 dana
  • I just found out this type of shit

    Pratik KoliPratik KoliPrije 2 dana
  • 0:36

    BraydenBraydenPrije 2 dana
  • Anyone else here read two books in the past 4 years?😂😂

    Eyal HendlerEyal HendlerPrije 2 dana
  • 5:02 the amazon smiles haunt me...

    Zachary IbarraZachary IbarraPrije 2 dana
  • "Don't read 1 book a week" me who read 4 mangas in 1 day

    Another GuyAnother GuyPrije 2 dana
  • Read the whole series of Perry mason within the past couple months, I loved it. Fiction Recommendation:)

    Creative Plays MinecraftCreative Plays MinecraftPrije 2 dana
  • Whatever book people enjoy reading teachers always say it as in a real book

    Henry AniHenry AniPrije 2 dana
  • We read Dostoevsky in school... Yes I'm russian

    Space NoodleSpace NoodlePrije 2 dana
    • I'm reading Crime and Punishment ATM :)

      Boba scaleraBoba scaleraPrije 2 dana
  • Everyone : I read 10000 books a week Me : I google 1000000 things every hour

    DreamDreamPrije 2 dana
  • Mom : holy $h!t what he saying

    DreamDreamPrije 2 dana
  • me who suffers from dyslexia and adhd: wtf are these people even on

    Yağmur DuranYağmur DuranPrije 2 dana
  • Mi-a placut aia cu "gugăl"!

    Black DragonBlack DragonPrije 2 dana
  • If anyone wanna to read new series of books each about 250 pages you can read this paranormal for author Ahemd Khaled Tawfek It about an old man called Refat Esmail in which he faces lots of paranormal events from any culture

    Yousef EmadYousef EmadPrije 2 dana
  • People who read E-books:*Visible Confusion*

    What a fucking cuntWhat a fucking cuntPrije 2 dana
  • Can't remember the time I read a book...

    Caillou StillmanCaillou StillmanPrije 2 dana
  • I read 1 or sometimes 2 books a week because of school

    BadbananaBadbananaPrije 2 dana
  • Does reading comics or mini movies count?

    Eclipse De WierdoEclipse De WierdoPrije 2 dana
  • 1 book a week < 1 book a month

    CretovtovCretovtovPrije 2 dana
  • Meh I hate reading anyways

    Cringe ØfficialCringe ØfficialPrije 2 dana
  • My sister read 78 books in 2020 And already read 8

    PonchoPonchoPrije 3 dana
  • My mom makes me read 2 books every day

    mega dogmega dogPrije 3 dana
  • 5:52 Is it just me or does this line make no sense? My interpretation is that it's basically saying: "Intuitive thinking as opposed to Analytic thinking is a form of cognitive laziness" (pretty much what the word means), and out of nowhere they draw the conclusion that googling things is a part of this. They do this yet they don't seem to explain why getting facts from looking it up is related to it - especially when research like that is very important to analytical though - nor do they explain why alternatives are better. Why is relying on facts and external sources a form of cognitive miserliness? Is it lazy to look up facts to back up your argument? Is it lazy to get the answers you want and draw your own conclusions about it instead of... whatever nonexistent alternative that they have yet to provide?

    Little MothLittle MothPrije 3 dana
  • do mangas count

    David-samaDavid-samaPrije 3 dana
    • Of course not, manga is litteraly just drawings with little text. And also what the heck is your pfp, it's disgusting.

      cappuccino 19cappuccino 19Prije dan
  • wigs of fire

    Kaeden CussonKaeden CussonPrije 3 dana
  • What about webtoons 🤨

    hahhahPrije 3 dana
    • Doesn't count, webtoons have little to know text and more drawings.

      cappuccino 19cappuccino 19Prije dan
  • 7:19 How bout learning a language? Like legit

    IrgendWerIrgendWerPrije 3 dana
  • I just read what I want ( Fantasy and science fiction) How fast i red ( like 2 Books in like 3 weeks)

    I Xopuxir II Xopuxir IPrije 3 dana
  • if you're reading just to read you're gonna want to cheat yourself. if you're reading cause it's fun you don't do that. reading isn't just self help books you should find something you like

    Victoria ChamorroVictoria ChamorroPrije 3 dana
  • The da Vinci code is very good in my opinion

    BoopsterBoopsterPrije 3 dana
  • But you're wrong! I know cuz I read 3 books ever day! ;3 edit:battle field earth so much better than the movie

    FrostcrownFrostcrownPrije 3 dana
  • I literally had a book in my back pack and a grabbed it right now.

    SnapdragonDNA VSnapdragonDNA VPrije 3 dana
  • I have found this interesting and you got me read a bit but for god knows why i just cant sit down and read something

    FastroxFastroxPrije 3 dana
  • Can some good soul help me find book about egyptian mythology?

    DejmiraDejmiraPrije 3 dana
  • This is the wake up call I needed omg. I got into reading English books about 6 years ago and the first book I read was ‘if you could see me now’. The book was so highly confusing (I process stuff really slowly) that it took me two months just to finish the book. But after finishing that book holy crap it was like something clicked in my brain and my English started to improve basically overnight. Then others around me also started reading and I would often be made fun of because I take a long time to finish each individual book. By the third year I’d would finish a book with 400 pages within two weeks but I could not remember a single thing about whatever I’ve read. It was really stupid because I can still remember the contents of the first book I ever read but I can’t seem to visualise what I read literally last week. My English skills were stagnant at this point no matter the amount of books I was forcing into my brain and reading became kinda boring. Thank you for this video. It was truly an eye opener and the slap in the head that I needed.

    Fishy JianFishy JianPrije 3 dana
  • The only reason I started reading was FanFiction and Light Novels from anime...

    -Avalon --Avalon -Prije 3 dana
  • Einstein once said that he wont remember anything he could look up in 2 min

    MagickaMagickaPrije 3 dana
  • Why does this goose love pointing it’s middle Finger at me

    Why PeanutsWhy PeanutsPrije 3 dana
  • Stephen Kings novels always does it for me. Fantasy and Horror is where it's at!

    Joshua GerthofferJoshua GerthofferPrije 3 dana
  • POV you read 2 books a week because thats how much books you have

    Brian AcostaBrian AcostaPrije 3 dana
  • I prepare movies

    John Mark NuguidJohn Mark NuguidPrije 3 dana
  • Great advice Andrei . Glad to see you use this platform for something like this

    GnaaruagGnaaruagPrije 3 dana
  • Kid watching: shows to parent

    Dweller SagesDweller SagesPrije 3 dana
  • Dont we all read like we read HRex coments redit posts and stuf like that

    benjbenjbenjbenjPrije 3 dana
  • But I like reading

    povpovPrije 3 dana
  • For the record I’m only 1:41 in but I’d just like to say, even as an advent book reader/ bookworm, when it comes to reading read if you want to and just read what you like. I can tell you from personal experience that if the book doesn’t interest you it’s pointless trying to finish it. It’ll be harder to instigate picking up the book to read, boring, you won’t really absorb what you’re reading, and in the end you’re just wasting time doing something that you don’t enjoy. Besides reading as a hobby isn’t for everyone. So feel like you’re some kind of loser if you don’t read a lot or if you’re a slow reader. ^^

    ChrysaorChrysaorPrije 3 dana
  • me who read manga: *me smart* hehehehe

    Cody SmithCody SmithPrije 3 dana
  • One of my dads friends came over with his son and he can’t read at 7 years old and he has a phone, he said that he doesn’t need to learn to read because he can just say hey google and get it to tell him what he needs and that hit different because I use reading everyday and it changed my way of thinking the way you tried to do in this video.

    TYLERMANTYLERMANPrije 4 dana
  • 50 books in a year isn't many

    DreadDreadPrije 4 dana
  • Gugăl??

    •CocoaPanda••CocoaPanda•Prije 4 dana
  • Why u should read less..... Less than 10 page a month? I can try.

    NewtNewtPrije 4 dana
  • Me clicking on this video *add for books/reading* Me: oh shi-

    Jess That weebJess That weebPrije 4 dana
  • My very cliché and basic recommendations: 1984, Animal Farm (George Orwell/Eric Blair, both have been read in French), And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie, I’ve read it in French), The Haunting of Hill House (a very contemplative book and a different kind of horror, by Shirley Jackson, which I have read in English)

    Lacasse-Roy OlivierLacasse-Roy OlivierPrije 4 dana
  • I read about 10 books last year, mostly fantasy and biographies. My advice: don't force yourself to read. Read what you like when you feel like.

    José CariocaJosé CariocaPrije 4 dana
  • *Quality* -Quantity-

    BoshikoBoshikoPrije 4 dana
  • 6:38 That is some good things to do

    BoshikoBoshikoPrije 4 dana
  • 6:20 It depends , this will not work if im reading a horror story or manga lmao

    BoshikoBoshikoPrije 4 dana
  • It's even worst then not reading , because you just thought you are doing right but no , you are wasting your time and you still think you are better than others

    BoshikoBoshikoPrije 4 dana
  • i read cookbooks

    StSebbeStSebbePrije 4 dana
  • Me who doesn't even read: *I am 4 parallel universes ahead of you*

    Tamir LapidusTamir LapidusPrije 4 dana
  • Gugăl

    Sebi AceSebi AcePrije 4 dana
  • Books are stupid

    Zack PearsonZack PearsonPrije 4 dana
  • Read less smile more

    Andres SaldanaAndres SaldanaPrije 4 dana
  • I just love the "gugăl". Such a Romanian thing :)

    TheReal InfiniteTheReal InfinitePrije 4 dana
  • As the roman emperor and stoic figure Marcus Aurelius wrote in his Meditations: don't waste all your time reading books, try experiencing life as it is instead.

    SkullPunisher446SkullPunisher446Prije 4 dana
  • Read rich dad poor dad! It literally changed my life!

    George SunGeorge SunPrije 4 dana
  • I usually read books in the young adult or teenager section in the library. One of my most favorite series is the Dream series by Kit Alloway (Dreamfire, Dream fever and Dream forever). Two other series are the Trylle trilogy and the Kanin chronicles, both by Amanda Hocking. Hope you like it!

    Pasty PastellePasty PastellePrije 4 dana
  • I read manga comics and novel too

    ganjedi broganjedi broPrije 4 dana
  • Dystopians, Psychological Horror, Fiction based on true Events, Tragedy, Autobiographies and some absurdist fiction are Genres I vibe with, But with that being said personal favourites include Kite Runner, The Cthulhu Mythos, Lord Of The Flies, The Fry Chronicles, Dark Matter and His Dark Materials.

    Mr. SynthMr. SynthPrije 4 dana
  • Don't measure the # of books, I read 10 pages a day

    George SunGeorge SunPrije 4 dana
  • i literally read all harry potter books in a week with suspense and then i realized there are movies of them this was like 2014 me then i bing watched them and realized many scenes are cut like many scenes were not made or some were not true and then i appreciated myself that i read those books

    Srinivasaaditya KSrinivasaaditya KPrije 4 dana
  • Try reading the Sherlock Holmes those books are amazing

    that random dudethat random dudePrije 4 dana
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