I just found this article  and found it very interesting. First off, reading hasn’t always come easy for me. When I was a kid, even throughout grade school, I could only read things if I was interested enough to hyperfocus on it. Generally that was non fiction and computer programming books. Nowadays it’s still nonfiction but more about biographies, world history, philosophy, physics/mathematics, and computer tech books.
Anyways, I will say that even in the age of computers I have found that when I can hyperfocus so hard in a book that my mind gets in a flow not much different than that described by Tibetan monks, I not only retain what I’ve read, but it changes my whole world.
When I was a teen, I could never keep up readings for class and I often did bad in English only because of that. To me, the fact that I’ve always loved books so much even though I wasn’t good at reading until I went to college seems like more proof that when you try hard enough at something, you eventually persevere.
One thing I will say is that I’ve always been an inspirer and an energizer. I’ve been told by peers throughout my life that I carry with me an energy that spreads to others (usually in very positive ways). I attribute this to my hyperactivity and impulsivity. I also think these two traits, coupled with the failures I had throughout grade school, have turned me into a supreme learner- I get interested in something and I can learn quickly and hyperfocus until I’ve succeeded. Currently my hyperfocus is on fitness and health foods, something I knew nothing about before 6 months ago. Anyways, I digress. This article really stuck out to me and I wanted to share it with you all.
What reading habits do you guys have? Do you get lost in a great piece of fiction? Do you love nonfiction and tech manuals like me?