Why you should READ LESS*

21 jan 2021
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*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 TerbeaMánuði síðan
    • *5000 Facts About Everything Part 2* I read almost every fact in the book. I think it's made for kids, but I mean it's interesting lots of facts. Also some were really useful, some left like what!! I'm not sure if there are still copies being sold.

      OMGthatsAmberOMGthatsAmber15 mínútum síðan
    • bruh i am romanian

      Alexandru TipleaAlexandru Tiplea4 dögum síðan
    • Please give your lip sync temolate

      harshit artharshit art4 dögum síðan
    • 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 dögum síðan
    • Gugăl foarte epic ISpastr moment

      radu Diaconuradu Diaconu9 dögum síðan
  • reading is cool and all but i can't read so i'm not sure what to say here

    TohruTohru5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Does manga count lol 😂

    2TriedForThis2TriedForThis15 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 drago16 klukkustundum síðan
  • I read medical books BOOM ya boy smart anatomy and physiology for dummies is great for future nurses.

    ThomasThomasDegi Síðan síðan
  • I read Adventure Path walk throughs(Prewritten stories for Tabletop RPGS). Yes I'm weird.

    MerlinCrossMerlinCrossDegi Síðan síðan
  • Read books they said. You'll have friends they said.

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

    Justin DieJustin DieDegi Síðan síðan
  • 3:25 After watching that part I really hope Andrei will write his own book

    KjellKjellDegi Síðan síðan
  • Fantasy gives you better social skills

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

    Mylene JadeMylene JadeDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 BurnsDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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

    GermeyJermGermeyJermDegi Síðan síðan
  • You would wonder why some self help books get published

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

    Bacon VerseBacon VerseDegi Síðan síðan
  • Dose watching anime and reading subtitles count

    SynSynDegi Síðan síðan
  • oh ok, here we go !!!

    omar ahmadomar ahmadDegi Síðan síðan
  • This is so funny Love the work

    Soham DasSoham DasDegi Síðan síðan
  • The hunger games

    Lucas CollinsLucas CollinsDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 Cameron2 dögum síðan
  • 6:40 Welp! There goes his audible sponsorship

    famz24famz242 dögum síðan
  • Of course the internet ruined reading

    Tyrell McKinneyTyrell McKinney2 dögum síðan
  • 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 Patra2 dögum síðan
  • Hey love your stuff, keep up the amazing work!

    TrailblazerXTrailblazerX2 dögum síðan
  • i read 3 books a week tho.

    AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPanda2 dögum síðan
    • 300 pages each

      AlphaboyTheDiamondPandaAlphaboyTheDiamondPanda2 dögum síðan
  • I love to read.

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

    TheDarkGunslingerTheDarkGunslinger2 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Instructions unclear... proceeds to read ISpast comments instead

    jezuz christjezuz christ3 dögum síðan
  • 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 internet3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Mequiota3 dögum síðan
  • Every Soul a star is a simple book that anyone can tackle. I think it's a good staring book for unmotivated readers.

    RegannRegann3 dögum síðan
  • my schools 5 steps to reading better were 1. read 2. read 3. read 4. read and 5 read

    The gaming channelThe gaming channel3 dögum síðan
  • Carl Sagan books are really good to start reading again

    Octavio CarneiroOctavio Carneiro3 dögum síðan
  • I just found out this type of shit

    Pratik KoliPratik Koli3 dögum síðan
  • 0:36

    BraydenBrayden3 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else here read two books in the past 4 years?😂😂

    Eyal HendlerEyal Hendler3 dögum síðan
  • 5:02 the amazon smiles haunt me...

    Zachary IbarraZachary Ibarra3 dögum síðan
  • "Don't read 1 book a week" me who read 4 mangas in 1 day

    Another GuyAnother Guy3 dögum síðan
  • Read the whole series of Perry mason within the past couple months, I loved it. Fiction Recommendation:)

    Creative Plays MinecraftCreative Plays Minecraft3 dögum síðan
  • Whatever book people enjoy reading teachers always say it as in a real book

    Henry AniHenry Ani3 dögum síðan
  • We read Dostoevsky in school... Yes I'm russian

    Space NoodleSpace Noodle3 dögum síðan
    • I'm reading Crime and Punishment ATM :)

      Boba scaleraBoba scalera3 dögum síðan
  • Everyone : I read 10000 books a week Me : I google 1000000 things every hour

    DreamDream3 dögum síðan
  • Mom : holy $h!t what he saying

    DreamDream3 dögum síðan
  • me who suffers from dyslexia and adhd: wtf are these people even on

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

    Black DragonBlack Dragon3 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • People who read E-books:*Visible Confusion*

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

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

    BadbananaBadbanana4 dögum síðan
  • Does reading comics or mini movies count?

    Eclipse De WierdoEclipse De Wierdo4 dögum síðan
  • 1 book a week < 1 book a month

    CretovtovCretovtov4 dögum síðan
  • Meh I hate reading anyways

    Cringe ØfficialCringe Øfficial4 dögum síðan
  • My sister read 78 books in 2020 And already read 8

    PonchoPoncho4 dögum síðan
  • My mom makes me read 2 books every day

    mega dogmega dog4 dögum síðan
  • 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 Moth4 dögum síðan
  • do mangas count

    David-samaDavid-sama4 dögum síðan
    • Of course not, manga is litteraly just drawings with little text. And also what the heck is your pfp, it's disgusting.

      cappuccino 19cappuccino 192 dögum síðan
  • wigs of fire

    Kaeden CussonKaeden Cusson4 dögum síðan
  • What about webtoons 🤨

    hahhah4 dögum síðan
    • Doesn't count, webtoons have little to know text and more drawings.

      cappuccino 19cappuccino 192 dögum síðan
  • 7:19 How bout learning a language? Like legit

    IrgendWerIrgendWer4 dögum síðan
  • 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 I4 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • The da Vinci code is very good in my opinion

    BoopsterBoopster4 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • I literally had a book in my back pack and a grabbed it right now.

    SnapdragonDNA VSnapdragonDNA V4 dögum síðan
  • 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 dögum síðan
  • Can some good soul help me find book about egyptian mythology?

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

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

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

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

    Joshua GerthofferJoshua Gerthoffer4 dögum síðan
  • POV you read 2 books a week because thats how much books you have

    Brian AcostaBrian Acosta4 dögum síðan
  • I prepare movies

    John Mark NuguidJohn Mark Nuguid5 dögum síðan
  • Great advice Andrei . Glad to see you use this platform for something like this

    GnaaruagGnaaruag5 dögum síðan
  • Kid watching: shows to parent

    Dweller SagesDweller Sages5 dögum síðan
  • Dont we all read like we read ISpast coments redit posts and stuf like that

    benjbenjbenjbenj5 dögum síðan
  • But I like reading

    povpov5 dögum síðan
  • 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. ^^

    ChrysaorChrysaor5 dögum síðan
  • me who read manga: *me smart* hehehehe

    Cody SmithCody Smith5 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    TYLERMANTYLERMAN5 dögum síðan
  • 50 books in a year isn't many

    DreadDread5 dögum síðan
  • Gugăl??

    •CocoaPanda••CocoaPanda•5 dögum síðan
  • Why u should read less..... Less than 10 page a month? I can try.

    NewtNewt5 dögum síðan
  • Me clicking on this video *add for books/reading* Me: oh shi-

    Jess That weebJess That weeb5 dögum síðan
  • 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 Olivier5 dögum síðan
  • 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 Carioca5 dögum síðan
  • *Quality* -Quantity-

    BoshikoBoshiko5 dögum síðan
  • 6:38 That is some good things to do

    BoshikoBoshiko5 dögum síðan
  • 6:20 It depends , this will not work if im reading a horror story or manga lmao

    BoshikoBoshiko5 dögum síðan
  • 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

    BoshikoBoshiko5 dögum síðan
  • i read cookbooks

    StSebbeStSebbe5 dögum síðan
  • Me who doesn't even read: *I am 4 parallel universes ahead of you*

    Tamir LapidusTamir Lapidus5 dögum síðan
  • Gugăl

    Sebi AceSebi Ace5 dögum síðan
  • Books are stupid

    Zack PearsonZack Pearson5 dögum síðan
  • Read less smile more

    Andres SaldanaAndres Saldana5 dögum síðan
  • I just love the "gugăl". Such a Romanian thing :)

    TheReal InfiniteTheReal Infinite5 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    SkullPunisher446SkullPunisher4465 dögum síðan
  • Read rich dad poor dad! It literally changed my life!

    George SunGeorge Sun5 dögum síðan
  • 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 Pastelle5 dögum síðan
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