Well, Then I’m An Old Prune
Middle Age. The author confesses that he doesn’t get any reading done except during vacation and what books he does get through are on audiotape. He also thinks watching movies is more fun.
Let me tell you something: I despise audiotapes. When it comes to reading, I’m a purist and I do it the hard way. I already spend much of my time listening to people jabbering their mouths off–why should I subject myself to more chatter? And as for reading gobs of books at a time, people like me are virtually non-existent (or at least I like to think so). Everyone says they don’t have time to read when in reality, they’re blowing their extra time off by doing something stupid like “hanging out”.
I’m not sure if this is a function of being a poor graduate student, but I don’t own any DVDs. I don’t watch movies all that often. The problem I find with television and movies is that there’s no thinking involved. And if you’re not thinking, you might as well be dead.