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!

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)
Andrei Terbea - Lead Animator
Stefan Popa - Assistant Animator
Nicoleta Toader - Producer
"Delusional (Instrumental)" by Spring Gang
"Sudden Death (Instrumental)" by Sightless in Shadow
Outro song: Joakim Karud - "Loudness & Clarity"
#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.

  • 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
    • 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 ElDegi Síðan síðan
    • Gugăl foarte epic ISworldsr moment

      radu Diaconuradu Diaconu3 dögum síðan
    • I like world war 2 books

      Tophatarco LTophatarco L4 dögum síðan
    • 5:34 gugăl, buna asta!

      Random Things 2.0Random Things 2.06 dögum síðan
    • Make a video on that vegan Teacher

      Giridhar KavaliGiridhar Kavali6 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 Olivier53 mínútum 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 Carioca59 mínútum síðan
  • *Quality* -Quantity-

    MrBeast GamingMrBeast GamingKlukkustund síðan
  • 6:38 That is some good things to do

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

    MrBeast GamingMrBeast GamingKlukkustund 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

    MrBeast GamingMrBeast GamingKlukkustund síðan
  • i read cookbooks

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

    Tamir LapidusTamir Lapidus2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Gugăl

    Sebi AceSebi Ace2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Books are stupid

    Zack PearsonZack Pearson2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Read less smile more

    Andres SaldanaAndres Saldana2 klukkustundum síðan
  • I just love the "gugăl". Such a Romanian thing :)

    TheReal InfiniteTheReal Infinite3 klukkustundum 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.

    SkullPunisher446SkullPunisher4464 klukkustundum síðan
  • Read rich dad poor dad! It literally changed my life!

    George SunGeorge Sun5 klukkustundum 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 klukkustundum síðan
  • I read manga comics and novel too

    ganjedi broganjedi bro5 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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. Synth5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Don't measure the # of books, I read 10 pages a day

    George SunGeorge Sun5 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 K5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Try reading the Sherlock Holmes those books are amazing

    that random dudethat random dude6 klukkustundum síðan
  • The three series of book that changed my life: - Harry Potter - All Tolkien (from Lord of the rings to The Hobbit and finishing Silmarillion) - Dune (I still have to finish the last one :d)

    GASPARD KévinGASPARD Kévin7 klukkustundum síðan
  • The more you read, the more knowledge you earn.

  • I didn’t make any new year resolutions😏

    ❄️🌸QueenOfMadness🌸❄️❄️🌸QueenOfMadness🌸❄️7 klukkustundum síðan
  • I like horror story's so try the five nights at freddy's books they are enjoyable in my opinion

    jeramyah ryboltjeramyah rybolt9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Reading makes me angry i hate reading it makes me stressed and debressed

    who who6970who who69709 klukkustundum síðan
  • Read because it's fun

    Shelly CameronShelly Cameron10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Gotta love the "gugăl"

    Stefan GHStefan GH10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Bible

    One CrunchOne Crunch11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Being a good reader isn't about how many books you read, it's about how well you comprehend the information the book gave you after you're done. Reading is supposed to be something enjoyable and fun. Why would you want to read a book you're not interested in? I've read 300 page books in an afternoon - but ask me to read a 10 page article on a subject I find tedious or dull, and I've already got a headache. Don't let the amount of books you read determine your intelligence or worth; and don't let others dictate your reading choices. As long as you're reading because it makes you happy, you'll get more out of that book than anyone who reads it as a "challenge".

    Kai Michael SchneiderKai Michael Schneider12 klukkustundum síðan
  • I can read it’s just whenever an author implementes large complicated words my brain just goes “yeah no” and it just won’t stick no matter how many times I reread it, listening to something makes it actually stick for me and I’ll remember it much better

    Mr SlickMr Slick13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Books are obsolete

    justarandogamrjustarandogamr14 klukkustundum síðan
  • yeah i read about 1 quintillion books a day

    liam poogliam poog14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Does reading fan fiction count a reading a online book cause if it is boi I put the 1 book a week thing to shame

    Zachary KissoonZachary Kissoon15 klukkustundum síðan
    • the only reason books are still read are because of fan fictions

      UnLImITeD ?UnLImITeD ?11 klukkustundum síðan
  • 2:55 of course, the clown dan lok himself

    coolchat18coolchat1819 klukkustundum síðan
  • I recommend the chronicles of Narnia and screwtape letters by CS lewis if you like fiction at all, they are classics and easy to read

    PhilippePhilippe20 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is kind of a side note, but one thing about reading books that are regarded as classics or milestones in literature: if you don't enjoy them, don't read them. If you think the The Old Man and the Sea is boring, don't finish it. Forcing yourself to read something because you want the academia points isn't as gratifying as it might seem. You can definitely appreciate what certain books did for their genres/mediums/time period, but they're not all going to be for you, which is perfectly fine.

    your existential penpalyour existential penpal20 klukkustundum síðan
    • Yes. It's totally true if that classic book and its author had an audience in mind, i.e. a mostly European audience.

      Lesteryay TrippyLesteryay TrippyKlukkustund síðan
  • I am a HUGE fan of "Level up your life" by Steve Kamb, Such an amazing book for younger generation 15-20, and its core message is how you take life by the balls

    Joe BelcasterJoe Belcaster22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Honestly reading is fun it’s not for everyone but if your gonna read a book get a book you know you will like

    Cheesychildhooddances CoolCheesychildhooddances CoolDegi Síðan síðan
  • Does anyone knows the channel of the dude that only reads table of contents??

    Santiago GarciaSantiago GarciaDegi Síðan síðan
  • haha Donald duck comic in book format count as books?..

    SilentVinylSilentVinylDegi Síðan síðan
  • I only read manga or fanfiction

    CraftsbegumCraftsbegumDegi Síðan síðan
  • See, I'm an InTeLLectUaL. I didn't come up with a resolution. Hard to disappoint someone with no expectations.

    DiamondOre3516DiamondOre3516Degi Síðan síðan
  • I would suggest the Sherlock Holmes stories because they are short (15 to 45 pages) tales which can be fun to read

    Mischief ManMischief ManDegi Síðan síðan
  • I literally got an ad with the guy from 1:32 just minutes after he was showed.

    *InsertCreativeUsernameHere **InsertCreativeUsernameHere *Degi Síðan síðan
  • Andrei’s outro never, ever, gets old. Ever.

    Lyla GrahamLyla GrahamDegi Síðan síðan
  • I just don't like books.

    CronogonCronogonDegi Síðan síðan
  • im only on the secnd book but warrior cats is very epic

    Mango PotatoMango PotatoDegi Síðan síðan
  • Ahh I only read light and web novels Does that count

    Aryan SayyadAryan SayyadDegi Síðan síðan
    • @Kiwo yeah But they're from anime and stuff

      Aryan SayyadAryan Sayyad21 klukkustund síðan
    • Aren’t light novels just books but online

      KiwoKiwo21 klukkustund síðan
  • Cititul e important, Andrei :3. Conteaza sa citesti si ce nu iti place ca sa STII ce nu iti place. Cititul oarecum abundent e important. Desi ai dreptate, calitatea conteaza mai mult decat cantitatea in privinta asta

    MetalGobyMetalGobyDegi Síðan síðan
  • You should not read LESS. But better

    MetalGobyMetalGobyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Me and my dad used to read the famous five brooks as he used to love them when he was younger

    Joe SuttonJoe SuttonDegi Síðan síðan
  • gugal adv

    Georgica TVGeorgica TVDegi Síðan síðan
  • Does hentais count? (Not like I read them tho-)

    Just Ignore MeJust Ignore MeDegi Síðan síðan
  • I read cards Is that good enough?

    Phyrra The BisharpPhyrra The BisharpDegi Síðan síðan
  • A book for a week to read? It's really stupid trend.

    mvallow *mvallow *Degi Síðan síðan
  • When I was in 3rd grade, which was.. 8 years ago. My teacher told us to go to this book website and take a quiz that says how long or how understandable a book was. And then we would have a bunch of books to choose from. My mom even told me that I needed to read a certain amount of books to read so I could play for 1 hour. That's how I got an award for reading so many books during 3rd to 4th grade. We even had a little place to buy books. It could only stay for a week and would come back next year. I hope my old school was still doing this. It's what got me into reading an entire *singular* book in 5th grade that my classmate gave to the new school I switched to. (edit: I think its called blackbird.)

    Dona NasolDona NasolDegi Síðan síðan
  • I really want to start reading a book I've had several just collecting dust but when I start to actually read it I get lost in the train of thought and eventually on what part I am reading. I also can't imagine the scenarios the book are describing my head is only filled with like the words that I am reading or blank. I am unable to absorb that information and internalise it.

    Don't Mind MeDon't Mind MeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Wings of fire

    HADI AlhadidiHADI AlhadidiDegi Síðan síðan
  • I am reading warlock of the magus world it's good read

    Hrithik SharmaHrithik SharmaDegi Síðan síðan
  • The genre that I typically read is realistic fiction and a good book that got me into reading is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

    BadButSweatyBadButSweatyDegi Síðan síðan
  • 2:00 I knew what you were talking about as soon as I saw those books pop up. I’ve marveled at how huge The Order of the Phoenix is more than once😂

    BadButSweatyBadButSweatyDegi Síðan síðan
  • My AO3 page staring at me: 👀

    Claire YangClaire YangDegi Síðan síðan
  • I would recommend The Big Nate books and Max and the Midknightd

    CorrolotCorrolotDegi Síðan síðan
  • my favourite books is prolly war of the worlds and the notorious benedict arnold

    plague doctorplague doctorDegi Síðan síðan
  • history and war history

    maison baezmaison baezDegi Síðan síðan
  • I have a couple of book recommendations: -for the psychological genera, or more the realist one, I recommend "Optimists dies first" (hope it's the right title, the one in French is "Les optimistes meurent en premier"), it is a book about a girl and how her sister's death (+guilt) affected her daily life and how she changes to get better -I also recommend the book "Nerve", you might've of watched the movie but the book is really something, it can be intense at times (emotionally) and the ending is something I really liked, so I really recommend it -I recently started some Agatha Christie's books and I'm reading at the moment "Hercule's Poirot Christmas" (French: Le Noël d'Hercule Poirot", btw, the English title I'm not sure of it since I directly translate it from French). In the mystery genre and suspens, there's also "A stranger is watching" ("La nuit du renard" in French), I've read it recently and in my opinion it was really great. -For some French recommendation I would have "Le programme", some things are kinda hard to understand in the world building but even though I hated the ending, I still like reading all the way through it. Another book would be "Le cri", it is very short but I still loved reading it even though it was for a school work. There's also "Gamer" (note: the author is Pierre-Yve Villeneuve so you can find it easily) a book series that I stopped reading after a while, but I know a lot of people that enjoys the series. Btw, I have no idea if those have English translation. In the end, those were a few of the books I recommend, there's some more recommendations and if you wanna know others you can just ask the replies, I'd be happy to tell more. Just saying that a lot of the books I read are mostly directed towards teens and pre-teens considering the fact I'm still a minor and not that old.

    BurnedLobsterBurnedLobsterDegi Síðan síðan
  • Eragon series are the best uwu

    HTTYD MrDragonHTTYD MrDragonDegi Síðan síðan
  • I’ve recently been reading through the Harry Potter series.

    Flame ManeFlame ManeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Should we read more books? Yesn't'ts'et

    Oscar GravesOscar GravesDegi Síðan síðan
  • Guess how much I read! 0 I haven't read a book in like 3 years.

    Rainbow Wolf • 67 years agoRainbow Wolf • 67 years agoDegi Síðan síðan
    • Read one

      KiwoKiwo21 klukkustund síðan
  • Love the dancing at the end of your videos hahahhaha. Great content.

    Fausto Genao AriasFausto Genao AriasDegi Síðan síðan
  • 5:35 : *laughs in romanian spelling*

    XyanXyanDegi Síðan síðan
  • My favorite book is William Gibson's Mona Lisa Overdrive I love cyberpunk as well has Gibson so it was an incredible read

    Merciless ModeMerciless ModeDegi Síðan síðan
  • I just can't get over the fact that he spelled Google in romanian pronunciation on his mobile🤣🤣🤣

    Bogdan RăzvanBogdan RăzvanDegi Síðan síðan
  • The Slight Edge bye Jeff Olson!

    Alex.M. RotaruAlex.M. RotaruDegi Síðan síðan
  • Does reading ISworlds comments matter?

    Patman_For_SurePatman_For_SureDegi Síðan síðan
    • No sorry! (I'm not sorry in fact but I hope your comment was a joke! 😅)

      Alex.M. RotaruAlex.M. RotaruDegi Síðan síðan
  • Loved how you spelled google, only us vampires would understand it :)))))

    Dan Horea BotaDan Horea BotaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Reading books for school with 50,000+ words: I hate this, reading sucks. I’ll never finish this. Reading y/a romance, sci-fi, and fan fiction with 100,000+ words: piece of cake, binges it all it one week or less.

    Kate GillilandKate GillilandDegi Síðan síðan
  • Lol I read like a thick book every month not every week lol that’s a bit too much for some people

    Maj 1000Maj 1000Degi Síðan síðan
  • that book needs to be thick

    LEONESSALEONESSADegi Síðan síðan
  • I like reading philosophy books

    Immanuel MarshallImmanuel Marshall2 dögum síðan
  • Ive completed 41 books all of it come from 1 series name kirov i recommend it and it still ongoing. and many more if you include fanfiction.

    AgerioPHAgerioPH2 dögum síðan
    • Also during my reading session of kirov i usually complete about 1 to 2 books a day

      AgerioPHAgerioPH2 dögum síðan
  • Wait you read books 🤨

    Toast MaloneToast Malone2 dögum síðan
  • I read books but I’m a school kid so it’s necessary

    GrEEnBlade LGrEEnBlade L2 dögum síðan
  • Reads hentai Reads fan-fics Reads comics: Smrts 100

    Sir DeadpoolSir Deadpool2 dögum síðan
  • Ahaha, the end XD But I have a question. I was thinking of getting a Kindle because it's hard for me to buy English books unless I'm willing to wait for months. As long as it's reading, would your brain be stimulated in the same way as a physical book?

    GalligatorGalligator2 dögum síðan
  • happy new and terrible year

    RTX MorshuRTX Morshu2 dögum síðan
  • Heroes of Olympus. The lost hero Book

    Manvel MsurianManvel Msurian2 dögum síðan
  • I love I am Legend, I watched Pewdiepies review the book and I fell hard for it, as cliche as it is, book>movie

    Ooga Booga BoyOoga Booga Boy2 dögum síðan
  • while i initialy quit in quiters week thankfully i got back and starting to stop eating sugar again and whoo boy my arms never looked better

    DanTeDanTe2 dögum síðan
  • Lol those last 2-3 minutes are bullshit, I haven't read a book in like 6 years and I can perfectly do all the things mentioned that books "enhance", I haven't read a book but yet I speak 4 languages and can legally teach 2 of them, this book praising shit is absolutely retarded and makes no sense whatsoever

    KuukeKuuke2 dögum síðan
  • Epic lol XD😂👌💯💥💥💥

    lil zyclonelil zyclone2 dögum síðan
  • some teachers at my school discourage people from reading manga, comic, fiction books etc since they are quote on quote useless to your brain which is quite rude

    a5.drx1a5.drx12 dögum síðan
    • My school realized it was filled with fucking nerds so now graphic novels have their own section in the library.

      KiwoKiwo21 klukkustund síðan
  • I have never read a book that I wanted to read in my life nice vid tho I agree with the arguments even when I read a book for school I felt my brain being more active

    tavi playstavi plays2 dögum síðan
  • If people look for fiction i would suggest the necronomicon, which is a collection of horror like tales in one big book.

    The cowboyThe cowboy2 dögum síðan
  • One question who read books these days I thought poeple just play minecraft in stuff.

    binbin2 dögum síðan
    • @Oyuntsetseg Lkhagvaa how are you going to judge someone elses spelling whilst spelling ''grammar'' wrong

      prod. Clockworkprod. ClockworkDegi Síðan síðan
    • @Oyuntsetseg Lkhagvaa ok

      binbin2 dögum síðan
    • @bin it's incredibly funny

      Oyuntsetseg LkhagvaaOyuntsetseg Lkhagvaa2 dögum síðan
    • @Oyuntsetseg Lkhagvaa how is that funny ??

      binbin2 dögum síðan
    • @bin imagine being such a virgin you put that much effort into a yt comment lol😂😂😂

      Oyuntsetseg LkhagvaaOyuntsetseg Lkhagvaa2 dögum síðan
  • So, I love reading fiction (especialy if it is about magic) but as I'm growing up I don't know how to look for new books. Can somebody suggest good fiction for people in their mid 20's? I used to like throne of glass series and six of crows when I was in high school

    Hana AbuaaliHana Abuaali2 dögum síðan
  • if im interested in history should i take a history book about vikings, greece mythology and japanise history phichose those are the things that im interested in

    FloupelFloupel2 dögum síðan
  • Why read when u have this man

    B1ueJayB1ueJay2 dögum síðan