Is reading a productive activity?

Is reading a productive activity?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you're not putting off anything else

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is useless but not in vain, like all leisure well spent.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If productivity is a measure of how effective something is at keeping you from rebelling against civilization, then yes, it is quite productive and it's therefore no surprise that books, texts, WORDS are the most sacred human possessions

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you white? Then no

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read a lot of nonfiction and it makes me smarterer

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, if you read non-fiction. Reading fiction would be the equivalent of watching TV.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong and dumb onion

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Paradise Lost can hardly be compared to reality tv or some homosexualy RPG videogame.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is if you want it to be.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Building shit and growing shit are productive activities, everything else is just humanity's way of killing time

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Look, cobra breasts wasn't alpha enough to say that nonsense to the judge so clearly his opinion isn't worth much.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Taking a shit is a productive activity

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I produce concepts and maybe also themes in my brain after reading words on a paper and project meaning onto them by relating it to the experiences I've had in the world

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what you're reading

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What about say like an instruction manual?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    And I don't understand why I sleep all day
    And I start to complain that there's no rain
    And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
    And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape
    Escape
    Escape
    Escape

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm reading Jane Eyre at the moment.
    S'cool.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i am always anxious and it makes reading impossible

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think it’s productive as long as it’s not the only thing you do but that goes for just about everything.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Productivity is an interesting term.
    It comes from economics, which is one of the most ideological "sciences" out there.
    There's this funny phenomenon in western countries nowdays - you'll find hospitals that treat 0 patients for an entire year but on a bureaucratic statistical level they end up seeming "productive" somehow. You have an institution that has failed to enact it's literal purpose, yet manages to be "productive" in some sense.
    Probably because since the hospital doesn't treat or heal anyone, the primary function becomes for the bureaucratic apparatus, which is getting paid a salary to justify itself, to justify itself.
    Productivity is a term created by third sector economies to to justify their own existence. Nothing beyond that.

    In the online social media sphere, where people are spend all of their time trying to appear cool and successful being "productive" just means maximizing the amount of time you spend making money or trying to study for something that will make you money. That's why cooking for yourself in unproductive - because those 30 minutes could have been spent on "hustling" or "grinding". That's also why you have weirdo Black folk trying to speedread books or speedwatch anime or whatever. Because those activities are not profitable, but still very prevalent, you have to do them really fast, so you entertain yourself by speedwatching an hour long hentai in 20 minutes at 5x speed so you can get on your sigma grindset ASAP.

    Now to your question - no. Reading is not productive. It is an activity which does not produce economic output. Buying books does, it automatically raises the GDP. But as we all know - buying books and reading them are 2 separate things. And if you wanted to be productive you should have been watching podcasts on cryptocurrency speculation, or stocking shelves at walmart. That's productive.
    But in asking if reading is a productive activity, you should ask yourself - why do you even want to be productive?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

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