Why you should READ LESS*

Avaldati 21 jaan 2021
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*as in putting less pressure on yourself with how MANY books you read, but rather focusing on the QUALITY of what you read. Basically, quality over quantity (as is the case with many things in life). Enjoy!

Benefits of Reading Books:
The brain in your pocket: Evidence that Smartphones are used to supplant thinking:
Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind
Your Brain on Reading (Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day)
Andrei Terbea - Lead Animator
Stefan Popa - Assistant Animator
Nicoleta Toader - Producer
"Delusional (Instrumental)" by Spring Gang
"Sudden Death (Instrumental)" by Sightless in Shadow
Outro song: Joakim Karud - "Loudness & Clarity"
#Books #OneBookAWeek #Reading

Some might read the title of the video and think "oh, cool, I don't have to read, I wasn't going to anyway". If that's the case, I suggest you watch the entire video first. Reading is very important, it has many benefits for your brain, and unfortunately, school prepares us from a young age to see reading as a chore or as something unpleasant. Then there's the other type of people who only read Personal Development and Self Help books, and that's mainly who I'm targeting with this video. The Self Help industry is making billions of dollars every year, often selling sub-par written content that gives the illusion of personal growth. There's so much more value in a novel, or a history book, than you will ever find in the average Self-improvement book. So although I'm talking about why you should read less, the moral of the story - spoiler alert - is why you should read more, or why you should be more selective with the type of books you're reading. Looking forward to the conversation in the comment section.

Andrei Terbea
  • Andrei Terbea

    Andrei Terbea

    Місяць tagasi

    Happy to see the positive response to this type of video! Been reading the book recommendations you guys are leaving in the comments and tbh there's a lot of exciting stuff I want to read myself now haha! Keep 'em coming! 📚

    • Alexandru Tiplea

      Alexandru Tiplea

      2 päeva tagasi

      bruh i am romanian

    • harshit art

      harshit art

      2 päeva tagasi

      Please give your lip sync temolate

    • Malcolm El

      Malcolm El

      4 päeva tagasi

      Esperanza rising is one of my favorite books I’m reading right now it’s like what Andrea said but with a lot of detail and Mexican.

    • radu Diaconu

      radu Diaconu

      7 päeva tagasi

      Gugăl foarte epic EElongr moment

    • Tophatarco L

      Tophatarco L

      8 päeva tagasi

      I like world war 2 books

  • Jordon Cameron

    Jordon Cameron

    8 tundi tagasi

    It's actually a very interesting topic and I too thought reading was useless. Ironically, I read a lot as a child like 10 novels in 5 months. That aside, my book recommendation would be the Silver Sword. It showcases the struggle of a Polish family during a war and how they all tried to get back together. Most of the family were in prison or their health was diminishing rapidly. It also shifts the perspective of which character you're reading about flawlessly. It's a terrific book by Ian Serraillier and I definitely recommend it.

  • famz24


    9 tundi tagasi

    6:40 Welp! There goes his audible sponsorship

  • Tyrell McKinney

    Tyrell McKinney

    10 tundi tagasi

    Of course the internet ruined reading

  • Milan Patra

    Milan Patra

    11 tundi tagasi

    I like books which are fiction but still feel real, books which makes me feel like i am there experiencing the things the the main character is going through, books which make me attached to them, books which i will never forget
    One of my favourite books series are the hunger games trilogy and Harry Potter

  • TrailblazerX


    11 tundi tagasi

    Hey love your stuff, keep up the amazing work!

  • AlphaboyTheDiamondPanda


    22 tundi tagasi

    i read 3 books a week tho.

    • AlphaboyTheDiamondPanda


      22 tundi tagasi

      300 pages each

  • AlphaboyTheDiamondPanda


    22 tundi tagasi

    I love to read.

  • TheDarkGunslinger


    22 tundi tagasi

    Hehehehe, read the whole Percy Jackson series on a week out of boredom again.

  • KiriDeku lover

    KiriDeku lover

    23 tundi tagasi

    Still I don't like reading. But I have some favorite book what I like to read sometimes e.g: Pohjoismaiset Taruolennot(in English: Nordic Fable Flights) this book is one of my favorites there is so many new magical creatures that i can "learn".

  • jezuz christ

    jezuz christ

    Päev tagasi

    Instructions unclear... proceeds to read YouTube comments instead

  • Just another Fangirl on the internet

    Just another Fangirl on the internet

    Päev tagasi

    When 50 self-help books is 'impressive'.
    Camp Half-Blood Chronicles fandom: Pitiful, we reread the same 15 book series at least 9 times a year and new books on top of that.

  • Tiara Reih Mequiota

    Tiara Reih Mequiota

    Päev tagasi

    I was the type of kid in my school to basically be always seen reading a book, like, i cant stop reading the same book/s. I also really like the ones without pictures and the really long ones, i dont know why i like those type of books i just do.

  • Regann


    Päev tagasi

    Every Soul a star is a simple book that anyone can tackle. I think it's a good staring book for unmotivated readers.

  • The gaming channel

    The gaming channel

    Päev tagasi

    my schools 5 steps to reading better were
    1. read
    2. read
    3. read
    4. read
    and 5 read

  • Octavio Carneiro

    Octavio Carneiro

    Päev tagasi

    Carl Sagan books are really good to start reading again

  • Pratik Koli

    Pratik Koli

    Päev tagasi

    I just found out this type of shit

  • Brayden


    Päev tagasi


  • Eyal Hendler

    Eyal Hendler

    Päev tagasi

    Anyone else here read two books in the past 4 years?😂😂

  • Zachary Ibarra

    Zachary Ibarra

    Päev tagasi

    5:02 the amazon smiles haunt me...

  • Another Guy

    Another Guy

    Päev tagasi

    "Don't read 1 book a week"
    me who read 4 mangas in 1 day

  • Creative Plays Minecraft

    Creative Plays Minecraft

    Päev tagasi

    Read the whole series of Perry mason within the past couple months, I loved it. Fiction Recommendation:)

  • Henry Ani

    Henry Ani

    Päev tagasi

    Whatever book people enjoy reading teachers always say it as in a real book

  • Space Noodle

    Space Noodle

    Päev tagasi

    We read Dostoevsky in school...
    Yes I'm russian

    • Boba scalera

      Boba scalera

      Päev tagasi

      I'm reading Crime and Punishment ATM :)

  • Dream


    Päev tagasi

    Everyone : I read 10000 books a week

    Me : I google 1000000 things every hour

  • Dream


    Päev tagasi

    Mom : holy $h!t what he saying

  • Yağmur Duran

    Yağmur Duran

    Päev tagasi

    me who suffers from dyslexia and adhd: wtf are these people even on

  • Black Dragon

    Black Dragon

    Päev tagasi

    Mi-a placut aia cu "gugăl"!

  • Yousef Emad

    Yousef Emad

    Päev tagasi

    If anyone wanna to read new series of books each about 250 pages you can read this paranormal for author Ahemd Khaled Tawfek
    It about an old man called Refat Esmail in which he faces lots of paranormal events from any culture

  • What a fucking cunt

    What a fucking cunt

    Päev tagasi

    People who read E-books:*Visible Confusion*

  • Caillou Stillman

    Caillou Stillman

    Päev tagasi

    Can't remember the time I read a book...

  • Badbanana


    2 päeva tagasi

    I read 1 or sometimes 2 books a week because of school

  • Eclipse De Wierdo

    Eclipse De Wierdo

    2 päeva tagasi

    Does reading comics or mini movies count?

  • Cretovtov


    2 päeva tagasi

    1 book a week < 1 book a month

  • Cringe Øfficial

    Cringe Øfficial

    2 päeva tagasi

    Meh I hate reading anyways

  • Poncho


    2 päeva tagasi

    My sister read 78 books in 2020
    And already read 8

  • mega dog

    mega dog

    2 päeva tagasi

    My mom makes me read 2 books every day

  • Little Moth

    Little Moth

    2 päeva tagasi

    5:52 Is it just me or does this line make no sense?
    My interpretation is that it's basically saying: "Intuitive thinking as opposed to Analytic thinking is a form of cognitive laziness" (pretty much what the word means), and out of nowhere they draw the conclusion that googling things is a part of this. They do this yet they don't seem to explain why getting facts from looking it up is related to it - especially when research like that is very important to analytical though - nor do they explain why alternatives are better.
    Why is relying on facts and external sources a form of cognitive miserliness? Is it lazy to look up facts to back up your argument? Is it lazy to get the answers you want and draw your own conclusions about it instead of... whatever nonexistent alternative that they have yet to provide?

  • David-sama


    2 päeva tagasi

    do mangas count

    • cappuccino 19

      cappuccino 19

      9 tundi tagasi

      Of course not, manga is litteraly just drawings with little text. And also what the heck is your pfp, it's disgusting.

  • Kaeden Cusson

    Kaeden Cusson

    2 päeva tagasi

    wigs of fire

  • hah


    2 päeva tagasi

    What about webtoons 🤨

    • cappuccino 19

      cappuccino 19

      9 tundi tagasi

      Doesn't count, webtoons have little to know text and more drawings.

  • IrgendWer


    2 päeva tagasi

    7:19 How bout learning a language? Like legit

  • I Xopuxir I

    I Xopuxir I

    2 päeva tagasi

    I just read what I want ( Fantasy and science fiction) How fast i red ( like 2 Books in like 3 weeks)

  • Victoria Chamorro

    Victoria Chamorro

    2 päeva tagasi

    if you're reading just to read you're gonna want to cheat yourself. if you're reading cause it's fun you don't do that. reading isn't just self help books you should find something you like

  • Boopster


    2 päeva tagasi

    The da Vinci code is very good in my opinion

  • Frostcrown


    2 päeva tagasi

    But you're wrong! I know cuz I read 3 books ever day! ;3 edit:battle field earth so much better than the movie

  • SnapdragonDNA V

    SnapdragonDNA V

    2 päeva tagasi

    I literally had a book in my back pack and a grabbed it right now.

  • Fastrox


    2 päeva tagasi

    I have found this interesting and you got me read a bit but for god knows why i just cant sit down and read something

  • Dejmira


    2 päeva tagasi

    Can some good soul help me find book about egyptian mythology?

  • Fishy Jian

    Fishy Jian

    2 päeva tagasi

    This is the wake up call I needed omg. I got into reading English books about 6 years ago and the first book I read was ‘if you could see me now’. The book was so highly confusing (I process stuff really slowly) that it took me two months just to finish the book. But after finishing that book holy crap it was like something clicked in my brain and my English started to improve basically overnight. Then others around me also started reading and I would often be made fun of because I take a long time to finish each individual book. By the third year I’d would finish a book with 400 pages within two weeks but I could not remember a single thing about whatever I’ve read. It was really stupid because I can still remember the contents of the first book I ever read but I can’t seem to visualise what I read literally last week. My English skills were stagnant at this point no matter the amount of books I was forcing into my brain and reading became kinda boring. Thank you for this video. It was truly an eye opener and the slap in the head that I needed.

  • -Avalon -

    -Avalon -

    2 päeva tagasi

    The only reason I started reading was FanFiction and Light Novels from anime...

  • Magicka


    2 päeva tagasi

    Einstein once said that he wont remember anything he could look up in 2 min

  • Why Peanuts

    Why Peanuts

    2 päeva tagasi

    Why does this goose love pointing it’s middle
    Finger at me

  • Joshua Gerthoffer

    Joshua Gerthoffer

    2 päeva tagasi

    Stephen Kings novels always does it for me. Fantasy and Horror is where it's at!

  • Brian Acosta

    Brian Acosta

    3 päeva tagasi

    POV you read 2 books a week because thats how much books you have

  • John Mark Nuguid

    John Mark Nuguid

    3 päeva tagasi

    I prepare movies

  • Gnaaruag


    3 päeva tagasi

    Great advice Andrei . Glad to see you use this platform for something like this

  • Dweller Sages

    Dweller Sages

    3 päeva tagasi

    Kid watching: shows to parent

  • benjbenj


    3 päeva tagasi

    Dont we all read like we read YouTube coments redit posts and stuf like that

  • Crystal


    3 päeva tagasi

    But I like reading

  • Chrysaor


    3 päeva tagasi

    For the record I’m only 1:41 in but I’d just like to say, even as an advent book reader/ bookworm, when it comes to reading read if you want to and just read what you like. I can tell you from personal experience that if the book doesn’t interest you it’s pointless trying to finish it. It’ll be harder to instigate picking up the book to read, boring, you won’t really absorb what you’re reading, and in the end you’re just wasting time doing something that you don’t enjoy. Besides reading as a hobby isn’t for everyone. So feel like you’re some kind of loser if you don’t read a lot or if you’re a slow reader. ^^

  • Cody Smith

    Cody Smith

    3 päeva tagasi

    me who read manga: *me smart* hehehehe



    3 päeva tagasi

    One of my dads friends came over with his son and he can’t read at 7 years old and he has a phone, he said that he doesn’t need to learn to read because he can just say hey google and get it to tell him what he needs and that hit different because I use reading everyday and it changed my way of thinking the way you tried to do in this video.

  • Dread


    3 päeva tagasi

    50 books in a year isn't many

  • •CocoaPanda•


    3 päeva tagasi


  • Newt


    3 päeva tagasi

    Why u should read less..... Less than 10 page a month? I can try.

  • Jess That weeb

    Jess That weeb

    3 päeva tagasi

    Me clicking on this video
    *add for books/reading*
    Me: oh shi-

  • Lacasse-Roy Olivier

    Lacasse-Roy Olivier

    3 päeva tagasi

    My very cliché and basic recommendations: 1984, Animal Farm (George Orwell/Eric Blair, both have been read in French), And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie, I’ve read it in French), The Haunting of Hill House (a very contemplative book and a different kind of horror, by Shirley Jackson, which I have read in English)

  • José Carioca

    José Carioca

    3 päeva tagasi

    I read about 10 books last year, mostly fantasy and biographies. My advice: don't force yourself to read. Read what you like when you feel like.

  • Boshiko


    3 päeva tagasi


  • Boshiko


    3 päeva tagasi

    6:38 That is some good things to do

  • Boshiko


    3 päeva tagasi

    6:20 It depends , this will not work if im reading a horror story or manga lmao

  • Boshiko


    3 päeva tagasi

    It's even worst then not reading , because you just thought you are doing right but no , you are wasting your time and you still think you are better than others

  • StSebbe


    3 päeva tagasi

    i read cookbooks

  • Tamir Lapidus

    Tamir Lapidus

    3 päeva tagasi

    Me who doesn't even read:
    *I am 4 parallel universes ahead of you*

  • Sebi Ace

    Sebi Ace

    3 päeva tagasi


  • Zack Pearson

    Zack Pearson

    3 päeva tagasi

    Books are stupid

  • Andres Saldana

    Andres Saldana

    3 päeva tagasi

    Read less smile more

  • TheReal Infinite

    TheReal Infinite

    3 päeva tagasi

    I just love the "gugăl". Such a Romanian thing :)

  • SkullPunisher446


    3 päeva tagasi

    As the roman emperor and stoic figure Marcus Aurelius wrote in his Meditations: don't waste all your time reading books, try experiencing life as it is instead.

  • George Sun

    George Sun

    3 päeva tagasi

    Read rich dad poor dad! It literally changed my life!

  • Pasty Pastelle

    Pasty Pastelle

    3 päeva tagasi

    I usually read books in the young adult or teenager section in the library. One of my most favorite series is the Dream series by Kit Alloway (Dreamfire, Dream fever and Dream forever). Two other series are the Trylle trilogy and the Kanin chronicles, both by Amanda Hocking. Hope you like it!

  • ganjedi bro

    ganjedi bro

    3 päeva tagasi

    I read manga comics and novel too

  • Mr. Synth

    Mr. Synth

    3 päeva tagasi

    Dystopians, Psychological Horror, Fiction based on true Events, Tragedy, Autobiographies and some absurdist fiction are Genres I vibe with, But with that being said personal favourites include Kite Runner, The Cthulhu Mythos, Lord Of The Flies, The Fry Chronicles, Dark Matter and His Dark Materials.

  • George Sun

    George Sun

    3 päeva tagasi

    Don't measure the # of books, I read 10 pages a day

  • Srinivasaaditya K

    Srinivasaaditya K

    3 päeva tagasi

    i literally read all harry potter books in a week with suspense and then i realized there are movies of them this was like 2014 me then i bing watched them and realized many scenes are cut like many scenes were not made or some were not true and then i appreciated myself that i read those books

  • that random dude

    that random dude

    3 päeva tagasi

    Try reading the Sherlock Holmes those books are amazing

  • GASPARD Kévin

    GASPARD Kévin

    3 päeva tagasi

    The three series of book that changed my life:
    - Harry Potter
    - All Tolkien (from Lord of the rings to The Hobbit and finishing Silmarillion)
    - Dune (I still have to finish the last one :d)



    3 päeva tagasi

    The more you read, the more knowledge you earn.

  • ❄️🌸QueenOfMadness🌸❄️


    3 päeva tagasi

    I didn’t make any new year resolutions😏

  • jeramyah rybolt

    jeramyah rybolt

    3 päeva tagasi

    I like horror story's so try the five nights at freddy's books they are enjoyable in my opinion

  • who who6970

    who who6970

    3 päeva tagasi

    Reading makes me angry i hate reading it makes me stressed and debressed

  • Shelly Cameron

    Shelly Cameron

    3 päeva tagasi

    Read because it's fun

  • Stefan GH

    Stefan GH

    3 päeva tagasi

    Gotta love the "gugăl"

  • One Crunch

    One Crunch

    4 päeva tagasi


  • Kai Michael Schneider

    Kai Michael Schneider

    4 päeva tagasi

    Being a good reader isn't about how many books you read, it's about how well you comprehend the information the book gave you after you're done. Reading is supposed to be something enjoyable and fun. Why would you want to read a book you're not interested in? I've read 300 page books in an afternoon - but ask me to read a 10 page article on a subject I find tedious or dull, and I've already got a headache. Don't let the amount of books you read determine your intelligence or worth; and don't let others dictate your reading choices. As long as you're reading because it makes you happy, you'll get more out of that book than anyone who reads it as a "challenge".

  • Mr Slick

    Mr Slick

    4 päeva tagasi

    I can read it’s just whenever an author implementes large complicated words my brain just goes “yeah no” and it just won’t stick no matter how many times I reread it, listening to something makes it actually stick for me and I’ll remember it much better

  • justarandogamr


    4 päeva tagasi

    Books are obsolete

    • cappuccino 19

      cappuccino 19

      9 tundi tagasi

      You really didn't learn anyrhing stupid kid.

  • liam poog

    liam poog

    4 päeva tagasi

    yeah i read about 1 quintillion books a day

  • Zachary Kissoon

    Zachary Kissoon

    4 päeva tagasi

    Does reading fan fiction count a reading a online book cause if it is boi I put the 1 book a week thing to shame

    • UnLImITeD ?

      UnLImITeD ?

      4 päeva tagasi

      the only reason books are still read are because of fan fictions