This is where I rant about books, literature and other forgettable printed works, I guess.
Why in FUCK’s name do we have to read SO MANY BOOKS? Yeah yeah, because school says so. Fuck school. This is just nonsense.
We get thought about the history of the literature of the languages we get in certain classes, sure, I’m sort of okay with that, but I just don’t see the use of reading a gazillion books, especially not for languages that are not our native one.
Okay, sure, it gets you your reading exercise and adds to your vocabulary and whatnot, but that really is it. Most books that are considered “high literature” and we are actually allowed to read are mostly composed of the biggest pretentious bullshit ever written by mankind!
And even if the story is cool, I’ve never seen the appeal of books, really. I’d much rather watch a film, or better even, play a game. Why? Sensory overload is why. It features rich (and in games interactive) worlds in which we can engage, and we use a lot of senses when watching/playing! Besides, games have heavy social aspects, whereas books cause you to become a shut-in!
Not hating, just pointing out how stupid this all is. Like really, what if books came after video games? (Don’t mind the stupid Dutch subtitles, they’re full of erroneous translations anyway.)
So what’s all the fuss about with these “books” anyway?