Monday, May 27, 2013

Serious Reading and Time Management

Exclude novels from serious reading? Ok - I guess I can go with that as long as I don't have to exclude novels all together! Arnold Bennett makes a couple valid points in the first paragraph of chapter 11 of How to Live on 24 Hours a Day:
  1. Bad novels ought not to be read (I couldn't agree more!)
  2. The best novels involve the least strain (He's right again!)
He goes on to say that in cultivating the mind, one of the most important factors is strain - so novels are out for this purpose! And what does cultivating the mind have to do with time management? Back in chapter seven, Mr. Bennett explains that developing your ability to concentrate is the key to getting things done and living a full life. So some serious reading - and thinking - is in order.

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