By Anonymous - 28/09/2012 05:18 - United States - Hobbs
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I don't think I would be able to be with someone who could utter that question in a serious manner.
It can be considered quite a smart question if you look at it from a different angle. People read for different reasons and for different tastes. Bonus points if you can derive my favourite author from my username and I agree with the above posters, I couldn't date a girl who didn't like reading.
lol I think this FML shows how much of a problem you have about accepting other people's opinion. I hate reading a book, it's just not in me. Does that make me less intellectual and intelligent than you? Hah hell no I have my different ways of learning english language which is foreign to me. Reading a book as a hobby doesn't make you more intellectual or better than anyone else for the fact. However, I must say that my statement applies vice versa also, meaning that it is as much as stupid by making a fool of someone whose into reading like the boyfriend of this lady.
49 reading, especially reading for comprehension has been shown to make people more intelligent, when you read you exercise certain areas of you brain and someone who would say something so stupid as "why do you read?" Is clearly one of those people who are proud to be dumb and therefore a complete shit head, every human being should read
I, personally, don't read books often. Only certain types that excite me or grab my attention. Though I absolutely love reading journalism and blogs and autobiographies, especially from my iPhone. Just because people don't read books, doesn't mean they can't comprehend them. They may just lose interest. That's why i only like certain styles of literature.
26- I also never date someone unless knowing them well enough first, so honestly, I would not dump someone for not reading- I would never date someone that did not read. 74- Who said the book was terrible? Everyone has different tastes. Who are you to judge someone by the book they read?
The debate about reading is pointless. We live in a day and age where reading doesn't necessarily involve picking up a book; and everyone now-a-days is on the internet, which has more reading material than a book could every contain. My point being, someone could simply ask "Why do you read [books]?", which is completely logical when conferred with my point above.
I completely agree on not being with someone who would ask that... If they meant it in a certain way. However, if she loves everything else about him, then it may be possible to work out this bit of contention. Take my Husband for example. He doesn't read books & I read like a woman possessed. It's always been a bit of a hiccup between us, but there are ways around it. I've convinced my Husband to let me read to him. You all never know, it very possible that he asked the question because he finds reading books difficult. His reading comprehension could be fragmented. Another example, my older brother HATED reading. Even through school I did his reading work for him. Fast forward a few years, & he met his wife. While she lived with our family, the three of us would pass around a book & read together. Once he heard how we constructed the sentences & practiced, he loved reading. He now reads mainly fantasy novels 400+ pages long. Before passing judgement or just dumping him, try to work it out.
And there are eight different learning styles: introspective, interpersonal, spatial, bodily, naturalist, musical, verbal, and logical. So yes there are more ways to learn than just by reading a book. The Johnson O'conner institute recognizes this and teaches each student differently based on their learning styles. They go by the saying "It isn't how smart are you? But how are you smart?" Intelligence is monitoring your own learning process, however that may be.
I feel you OP. I love reading, to me they're better than movies because you feel like your right there and you can let your imagination run wild. It's a shame some people don't see reading the way we do.
Ergh what a moron. I actually couldn't be with someone with that attitude towards reading.
I would kick his ass to the curb with some amusing dialect...that's why you read books! You can insult someone and they won't even know you have done it. BOOKS RULE!
37 - Honestly, I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with not being able to get into reading (depending on what your reason is), but I could never connect with someone who doesn't share my love of books because it really is just such a big part of my life. But even my friend who wasn't GOOD at reading liked to read despite the struggle it was for her, so fortunately I haven't run into anyone like that yet.
Well I like to read as well and have asked a couple women I dated why they read, but it was said like this. Why do you read books like that, they were harlequin romance books. They told me that they like to fantasize while in bed with a partner and then get upset when they are not treated the way they were in those books
No no no, you misheard him. He actually said, "Why do you read Twilight?" Sounds like a legitimate question to me. I'll wait here for your answer.
50 shades of grey, though I haven't read it, is suppose to be like a porno for women. about the perfect man and the perfect sex scenes. women are most turned on but what they read or what they hear, wear men are turned on visually. so by math and science it makes sense that the book is so popular among women.
The book is about a psychopath who uses women as sexual objects and abuses them physically....and btw, no you are wrong, Women are aroused more subjectively and men are aroused more objectively, I don't know what math or science you think you did but I'm guessing it was none, take a sexual psychology course and get back to me