Jason Nazar wrote an article for Forbes (www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar)
titled, Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get. He makes some very good points, but I don’t think it applies just to 20-year-olds. I think there are nuggets in the article that apply to everyone. I posted portions of the article previously. (Check the archives) Here is some more of the article along with some of my comments:
Read More Books, Fewer Tweets/Texts – Your generation consumes information in headlines and 140 characters: all breadth and no depth. Creativity, thoughtfulness and thinking skills are freed when you’re forced to read a full book cover to cover. All the keys to your future success, lay in the past experience of others. Make sure to read a book a month (fiction or non-fiction) and your career will blossom.
Too bad that Anthony Weiner did not read this before he started sexting. Then again, if hadn’t, we would not know what an idiot he is and he would still be a congressman.
Be selective in your reading. For example, in my 20s, I decided that reading fiction was a waste of time. I decided I would read non-fiction like history and self-help books. Now, years later, I regret that decision. I think I missed the opportunity to learn the greatest lessons of life from fiction. I love history and have published a historical novel, but what I learned from the self-help books did not get me very far.
Now I am going to tweet this to my followers. Life is hard.