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What we’re trying to do when we read

“In the end we’re still trying to make certain chemicals in our brains fire off and make us feel good, but reading seems to be a more indirect path to that outcome now. Because the internet is so rapid in producing new content, we’ve learned to spend less time reading and instead just fast-forward to the social validation part. In other words, we’re forgetting to appreciate a piece of writing by ourselves.”

This feels like progress but it actually isn’t.

Actually Reading by Len Kendall

(now I’ve shared this piece in two different places)