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Old 09-12-2012, 11:37 AM   #136
QuantumIguana
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I feel people here in MR obsess about reading and fail to see the real value of reading. It's just a medium for transferring data/knowledge/ideas. The same can be accomplished by different means. While I thoroughly enjoy reading it's the final result of learning that I enjoy most and if I can achieve that through other means such as audio books, TV, books, or just being my ear to listen to wisdom then so be it.
No, we're not obsessing. We aren't missing anything. I'm more than willing to respect your criteria, I only ask the same in return. A videophile who liked to go to the movies might well be unhappy with someone who disliked theaters. Similarly, a reader might (I stress might) be unhappy with someone who didn't read. My experience is that those who do not read are much less likely to seek out information from other sources. There are exceptions, of course. I'll watch documentaries, but they don't they usually give the subject a surface treatment, and don't go into much depth. If I want more information, I will go to a book. I like to discuss books, and if I was married to a non-reader, this would be closed off to me.


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Here is where you get to scorn me. My values for looking for a mate was was she HOT and does she have ethical values. I don't care if we had little in common I can comprise, but with looks and ethics well there is little wiggle room there. I met my wife 25yrs ago and we've been happily together since.
I have no interest in scorning you, I'm only interested in my standards. Yours are your own business and none of mine. I know what makes me happy, and I would not presume to tell you what will make you happy, I can only assume that you are the best judge of that.
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