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Old 12-17-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question why read?

My counselor thinks i need to read more. WHY? has anyone else had this suggestion. i dont' like to read and told my counselor this. but she thinks i need to read more anyways. i looked at the 2 new books she suggested and dont' want to read either one. i just find reading aggrevating and i'm not good at it. i also find it a waste of time. (i guess it depends on what you read though).

came home today and was so worked up i sat in the bathroom crying again. banging the back of my head on the wall a little. thats silly i know. i'm in my 40's and act like a kid. well, whatever.....i'm sure someone out there can relate.

 
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: why read?

Reading helps to stimulate the brain in a positive way. Guess the doctor thinks that will help you.

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Old 12-18-2006, 06:28 AM   #3
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Re: why read?

when i'm too depressed, i can't focus and its quite impossible to read. i go for walks instead. get some fresh air, hope to break the racing thoughts.

i guess reading is just one of the ways to help, that's why your counsellor suggested it. if it works for you, great. otherwise put it aside and try something else which you have more affinity for. take care.

 
Old 12-18-2006, 09:04 AM   #4
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Re: why read?

I think reading is good because it offers an intimacy and 'escape' unmatched by television. Like wearing headphones instead of listening to speakers; you get inside the characters.
You probably shouldn't worry if you have problems with the books you've been given; what moves someone else doesn't necessarily do anything for you. Maybe just hit the 'best-seller' rack of any bookshop for universally appreciated texts.

 
Old 12-18-2006, 07:11 PM   #5
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Re: why read?

Mokie -

What are the books that she recommended to you about? You say that you're not good at reading. What about a book on tape?

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