Reading Books Does Not Make You A Book-Worm

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Context

When I was a kid, I was told that those who read a lot of books are book-worms. They grow up to become impractical people.

I did not get totally influenced by the idea, but it certainly did have some impact on me. And I believe that this myth has wrongly impacted a lot many of us.

Because, only now I am discovering that the a lot of great people were actually voracious readers! A few examples are below:

In fact, according to a research of more than 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people, they are have a pastime in common: They self-educate by reading. And they don’t read passively. They read critically.

Key Insight

It is a myth that reading books makes you a book-worm. In fact, most great people read a lot!