"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

5 reasons to STOP reading lists

1. Life isn't that simple. 

2. You already know what's on the list; you could write it yourself. 

3. If you're reading "9 essential secrets to success" you're probably just doing it to avoid doing the actual work that would make you successful. 

4. Lists are a poor substitute for the art  of the written word. 

5. Irony is a beautiful thing. 


old_black said...

I think this type of list is great for people who are happy with a really simplistic view of the world. IMHO, however, the world doesn't work like that. There's always another issue that should be on the list, or the list item is actually a single sentence but it should be a document as long as "War and Peace"

Patti said...

Totally agree with you. Life is complex. :)