>>7577533 When I want to read the first thing I do is select a book. I choose books based on my personal preference, though sometimes I do step outside of my comfort zone which is often rewarding.
After selecting a book to read, I open it and start reading. If I want to read more I keep reading, if I want to read less I stop reading. If you have a hard time doing this I would suggest contacting your local drug dealer and getting some ADHD prescription medication.
It is. It's a euphemism for stupid. If you need to be wired on amphetamines just to focus for more than twenty second bursts, you're a fucking idiot. Nothing wrong with that, and people shouldn't really get their panties in a twist when a spade is called a spade.
Eagerly awaiting the angry replies of thousands of geniuses who just so happen to be dependent on powerful psychostimulants to go about daily fucking business without losing focus on the most mundane of tasks.
depression a euphemism for pathetic. If you need to be wired on SSRIs just to not be a sad loser for more twenty second bursts, you're fucking pathetic. Nothing wrong with that, and people shouldn't really get their panties in a twist when a spade is called a spade.
Eagerly awaiting the angry replies of thousands of geniuses who just so happen to be dependent on powerful SSRIs to go about daily fucking business without being a pathetic loser.
Pretty much a textbook false equivalence. Pathetic and depressed can't be used interchangeably the same way that stupid and ADD can. Being pathethic is a consequence of depression. Being stupid and having ADD are the same thing.
But whatever, I'll play. Yes, depressed people are pathethic. You're quite right. Oftentimes, they're losers too, although that one is a tad bit more controversial I think.
I'm sorry that reality doesn't care about your feelings, and I understand that the speed comedown is a time of emotional turbulence and lability.
Read a hour before you go to sleep every night; take the weekends off if you want to. You may read more than the allotted hour, but you cannot read less. While doing this, read whatever you want. If after fifty pages you are not drawn into the book, discard it and move on to the next; there is no need to read something you're not into.
One of three things will happen. You will get through medium length book very slowly and finish it in a month; you will get drawn into the book and start exceeding your allotted hour each night and finish the book at a energetic pace; or you will just say to hell with reading and slack off and deviate from the allotted hour.
Don't limit yourself to physical books, branch out into audio books; a good narrator can turn boring or confusing dialogue into bearable dialogue.
I'm the original guy. I sincerely consider ADD a euphemism for stupid, no bait, no tricks, no irony. I have presented my reasoning. Being incapable of paying attention and being stupid are equivalent for most intents and purposes.
>>7578206 They are not. You are conflating inability with difficulty and the most common definition of stupid is a general lack of an ability to understand. Someone with ADD may be perfectly capable of understanding things when they are presented with them. I am not ADD before you say.
Set aside time for reading. Actually regiment your time and plan to read for X amount of hours, or X amount of pages, with absolutely NO distractions. You WILL be get bored at times and you WILL want to grab your phone or other electronics because you're not used to this amount of concentration. Just power through it and finish reading to X hours or X pages. You'll get used to it and learn to really enjoy it.
>>7578206 You are simplifying intelligence so much to make your shitty little edgelord claim. For the record I do not have ADD, but I'm also not a spazz mongoloid smegma head (read:you) enough to think that attention span/focus holds a 100% equivalency to intelligence. Take your shit uninformed opinion and go meme yourself.
My reading depends on my situation at home. When my girlfriend is not home for the night I'll drink a bit and read in my living room. When she is home I'll stop at a Starbucks or something and read. Never read near your computer and when you go somewhere leave your phone behind and don't worry about time. Think about the percent of the book you would like to complete. My favorite place lately is Panera Bread because coffee/tea free refills and comfy semi secluded seating with very low music. Starbucks can get a bit loud.
Yeah, no. You're not going to understand anything complex if you can't focus for more than 20 seconds. Focus is a key element of understanding. What you're essentially saying is that a car without an engine can still have great wheels.
You're the one falling all over yourself with the nasty expletives. You're not really in a position to call anyone edgelord and be taken seriously.
I didn't mention intelligence, nor did I make it a point to say that attention span is all there is to intelligence. I said being incapable of paying attention to anything and being stupid is basically the same thing.
Please tell me how you can be unable to focus for more than twenty seconds and still be not stupid.
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