Discussion on: Do you consider reading books a must?

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Noah Pederson

Reading as a form of relaxation/entertainment can be good, but with many being conditioned for short bursts of quick and easy to consume media it's becoming harder and harder to sit down and just read. It really boils down to do you enjoy it or not. I personally do, and have since I was very young. Does everybody? No. Is that a bad thing? Not really.

From a technical perspective, you basically have to read. Whether that's technical documentation, textbooks, etc. it's basically inescapable. If you aren't reading, you should be listening to podcasts, presentations, more experienced peers, or watching videos. It doesn't matter so much how you intake information, but the fact that you are (and by extension, how you apply the information you take in).