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Old 07-19-2021, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3428: How Not to Read w/ Dan Wilbur

Dan joins KATG, and the gang talks about books. Do we need them? And what exactly are they?

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I didn't hear a bell so I'm guessing you guys liked him?

But it was oddly mean?

I don't know??

He seems like a good sport but Keith knocked the metaphorical books out of his hands several times, so I don't know???
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Books make me angry.
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Need to find the right books

They're just reading the wrong books. Just like you shouldn't base your favorite movies on Oscar nominations, you shouldn't think a book is good because someone says it's a classic. Old books can be hard to get through because they're hard to relate to--because they're so old!
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That was my point. We donít need these same old books to be taught in basic school.
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I read books, also I don’t like old books. And I mostly read non fiction.
Old books love to sneak some racism or good old woman hating on you, no thanks.
Or other isms.
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Also audiobooks. Love them.
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Stoicism

If anyone is curious about Marcus Aurelius, I narrated 2 audiobooks about him. Here's the Audible links:

Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius Stoicism

Those are "bounty" links for narrators, so if there's any problem with them I'll add other links. Both are short and pretty cheap. They were done before I got better gear but it's still worth hearing if you're interested. I should still have promo codes for them too, so just message me for those if you want.
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That was my point. We donít need these same old books to be taught in basic school.
I'm an avid reader. (~1500 books since high school.)

As an adult, I've gone back to read some of the books we were assigned in school that I didn't read as a kid. They are all shit. Every single one of them. There is no reason to shove that crap on kids. If you want them to read, give them something worth reading.
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This show basically describes an English major lol. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated high school but not going to college wasnít an option and I needed to get out of the house. My reasoning was ďI like to read so letís do EnglishĒ. So pretentious. Every non English major class I got As easily on my essays-English major classes it was a struggle to get Bs because professors made us read the most boring pretentious shit. I got into an argument once about how the curtains where just red and didnít represent everything.

I could get past the first page of that Ayn Ryand book. I havenít actually read a lot of the classics such as Jane Austen, the glass jar.

Good thing one of my college friends got me on the path to social work because I wasnít happy with where my degree was taking meÖ


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