One of twelve rules for a book-ish life.

Listen first, then respond. Reading is not a business meeting: the less of an agenda you have, the better. NB: If you’ve gone to grad school, my apologies: you’ll have some unlearning to do.

As someone who generally reads in preparation for particular outcomes, the action of reading without a preconceived idea of what I expect to get from that which I’m reading is hard because it’s fairly ingrained.
It’s also hard to read material without a prepared outcome in mind.

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