Most people would agree this statement is one that a young child would make about to get out of school work; however, I, at the age of 19, have this mind set. Yes, reading is bad for me, and quite frankly I wish this upon everyone else.
This makes me sound exponentially stupid; however, I have failed to provide you with the correct context. Reading is actually detrimental to my life. I like to lead a life where I see friends, do community service, take my college classes seriously, and help out whoever asks. While I don’t do anything to terribly amazing, I still find myself pressed for time when I want to read anything not mandated by classes. Therein lies my problem, when you take into consideration that I treat/read books, similarly like this http://i.imgur.com/Mw41k.gif. Nothing stands between me and my book when I am reading. I literally do not put them down. For example, I have recently starting reading George RR Martin’s tomes called A Song of Ice and Fire, and I haven’t put them down. In the past 2 months I have read four of the lengthy verses to this song and over half of the fifth - this has lead my roommate accuse me of treating the series like crack, which I can’t argue against.
The point is that I am completely and total useless when reading. Maybe my friend calling me an opium addict would have been more accurate? Anyhow, the point is that when I read, I do nothing else. My only priority is finding out what what happens next in the book, I am at that point in time devouring. My school work suffers, I don’t really hang out with my friends, etc. thus, I find reading is detrimental to my life; however, because I find reading beneficial to society, I wished more shared my view that reading is bad for them. Not because they don’t want to read, but because it consumes, defines, and teaches them while they read.
Credit to ezoj123on Reddit for used giff. However, no clue where he got it…