Why you should READ LESS*

*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!

Benefits of Reading Books:
The brain in your pocket: Evidence that Smartphones are used to supplant thinking:
Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind
Your Brain on Reading (Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day)
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Nicoleta Toader - Producer
"Delusional (Instrumental)" by Spring Gang
"Sudden Death (Instrumental)" by Sightless in Shadow
Outro song: Joakim Karud - "Loudness & Clarity"
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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.



  • 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 Terbeaหลายเดือนก่อน
    • bruh i am romanian

      Alexandru TipleaAlexandru Tiplea4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Please give your lip sync temolate

      harshit artharshit art4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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 El6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Gugăl foarte epic TH-visionr moment

      radu Diaconuradu Diaconu8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I like world war 2 books

      Tophatarco LTophatarco L9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this made me think back to my primary school, I enjoy reading 1 200pages book per day (even though it has a lot of pictures in it) I still impress how life change I am.

    Gril dragoGril drago50 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • I read medical books BOOM ya boy smart anatomy and physiology for dummies is great for future nurses.

    ThomasThomas11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I read Adventure Path walk throughs(Prewritten stories for Tabletop RPGS). Yes I'm weird.

    MerlinCrossMerlinCross13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Read books they said. You'll have friends they said.

    Adomas BAdomas B14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I know alot of ppl may have a bias political perspective, but art of the deal is one hell of a book

    Justin DieJustin Die15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 3:25 After watching that part I really hope Andrei will write his own book

    KjellKjell16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Fantasy gives you better social skills

    Irma KalnieteIrma Kalniete17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • A book I totally recommend is Ready Player One it’s a classic and is a great fiction book!

    Mylene JadeMylene Jade17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Burns18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    GermeyJermGermeyJerm18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • You would wonder why some self help books get published

    Maddie WhiteMaddie White20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Me: Reading too many books? Couldn't be me... *Proceeds to remember reading about half the dictionary*

    Bacon VerseBacon Verse20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Dose watching anime and reading subtitles count

    SynSyn20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • oh ok, here we go !!!

    omar ahmadomar ahmadวันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is so funny Love the work

    Soham DasSoham Dasวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The hunger games

    Lucas CollinsLucas Collinsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Cameronวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:40 Welp! There goes his audible sponsorship

  • Of course the internet ruined reading

    Tyrell McKinneyTyrell McKinneyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Patraวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey love your stuff, keep up the amazing work!

  • i read 3 books a week tho.

    AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPanda2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 300 pages each

      AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPanda2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love to read.

    AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPanda2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hehehehe, read the whole Percy Jackson series on a week out of boredom again.

    TheDarkGunslingerTheDarkGunslinger2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 lover2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Instructions unclear... proceeds to read TH-vision comments instead

    jezuz christjezuz christ2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 internet2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Mequiota2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Every Soul a star is a simple book that anyone can tackle. I think it's a good staring book for unmotivated readers.

    RegannRegann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • my schools 5 steps to reading better were 1. read 2. read 3. read 4. read and 5 read

    The gaming channelThe gaming channel2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Carl Sagan books are really good to start reading again

    Octavio CarneiroOctavio Carneiro2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just found out this type of shit

    Pratik KoliPratik Koli2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:36

    BraydenBrayden2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone else here read two books in the past 4 years?😂😂

    Eyal HendlerEyal Hendler2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 5:02 the amazon smiles haunt me...

    Zachary IbarraZachary Ibarra2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Don't read 1 book a week" me who read 4 mangas in 1 day

    Another GuyAnother Guy2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Read the whole series of Perry mason within the past couple months, I loved it. Fiction Recommendation:)

    Creative Plays MinecraftCreative Plays Minecraft2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Whatever book people enjoy reading teachers always say it as in a real book

    Henry AniHenry Ani2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We read Dostoevsky in school... Yes I'm russian

    Space NoodleSpace Noodle2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I'm reading Crime and Punishment ATM :)

      Boba scaleraBoba scalera2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Everyone : I read 10000 books a week Me : I google 1000000 things every hour

    DreamDream2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mom : holy $h!t what he saying

    DreamDream2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • me who suffers from dyslexia and adhd: wtf are these people even on

    Yağmur DuranYağmur Duran3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mi-a placut aia cu "gugăl"!

    Black DragonBlack Dragon3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Emad3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • People who read E-books:*Visible Confusion*

    What a fucking cuntWhat a fucking cunt3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can't remember the time I read a book...

    Caillou StillmanCaillou Stillman3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I read 1 or sometimes 2 books a week because of school

    BadbananaBadbanana3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Does reading comics or mini movies count?

    Eclipse De WierdoEclipse De Wierdo3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1 book a week < 1 book a month

    CretovtovCretovtov3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Meh I hate reading anyways

    Cringe ØfficialCringe Øfficial3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My sister read 78 books in 2020 And already read 8

    PonchoPoncho3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My mom makes me read 2 books every day

    mega dogmega dog3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Moth3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • do mangas count

    David-samaDavid-sama3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Of course not, manga is litteraly just drawings with little text. And also what the heck is your pfp, it's disgusting.

      cappuccino 19cappuccino 19วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wigs of fire

    Kaeden CussonKaeden Cusson3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What about webtoons 🤨

    hahhah3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Doesn't count, webtoons have little to know text and more drawings.

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

    IrgendWerIrgendWer3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 I3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Chamorro4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The da Vinci code is very good in my opinion

    BoopsterBoopster4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But you're wrong! I know cuz I read 3 books ever day! ;3 edit:battle field earth so much better than the movie

    FrostcrownFrostcrown4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I literally had a book in my back pack and a grabbed it right now.

    SnapdragonDNA VSnapdragonDNA V4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    FastroxFastrox4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can some good soul help me find book about egyptian mythology?

    DejmiraDejmira4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Jian4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The only reason I started reading was FanFiction and Light Novels from anime...

    -Avalon --Avalon -4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Einstein once said that he wont remember anything he could look up in 2 min

    MagickaMagicka4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why does this goose love pointing it’s middle Finger at me

    Why PeanutsWhy Peanuts4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stephen Kings novels always does it for me. Fantasy and Horror is where it's at!

    Joshua GerthofferJoshua Gerthoffer4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Why you should READ LESS*