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& 06/16/14(Mon)03:34 UTC+1 No.5018356 Report

How much of what you read do you retain?

Would you say your readings have given you actual, communicable knowledge? (after all, what good is knowing something you can't communicate)

Do you have any tips on how to better keep what you glean from boox?
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« ? » 06/16/14(Mon)03:42 UTC+1 No.5018396 Report

>(after all, what good is knowing something you can't communicate)

1. NOT ALL KNOWLEDGE IMPELS COMMUNICATION EVEN IF IT IS COMMUNICABLE.

2. NOT ALL KNOWLEDGE IS COMMUNICABLE; SOME KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE ARE COMMUNICABLE & IMPLEMENTABLE, SOME ARE ONLY COMMUNICABLE, SOME ARE ONLY IMPLEMENTABLE, SOME ARE NEITHER COMMUNICABLE, NOR IMPLEMENTABLE.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)03:59 UTC+1 No.5018457 Report

>>5018356
>after all, what good is knowing something you can't communicate

Bettering myself.

Was that a serious question?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)04:01 UTC+1 No.5018466 Report

>>5018356

I'm more interested in internalizing the wisdom or "jist" of a book rather than retaining some witty lines or facts I can quote and brag about.

Yes I would say it has given me communicable knowledge but not verbatim quotes, but more like improvement of character and point of view
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& 06/16/14(Mon)04:01 UTC+1 No.5018467 Report

>>5018396
Does your condition also preclude you from reaching your capslock?

No knowledge impels communication. Yes, some knowledge is ineffable, some isn't. What are you even saying here. If you can't communicate ideas with others, they might as well not exist. It's like lost book no one will ever read, the world is no different for its existence.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:01 UTC+1 No.5018638 Report

He's 5'10"

Holy fuck. How do males under 6'1" not commit suicide?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:09 UTC+1 No.5018660 Report

>>5018638

Go back to /r9k/, retard.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:11 UTC+1 No.5018666 Report

>>5018356
>after all, what good is knowing something you can't communicate

are you retarded?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:17 UTC+1 No.5018688 Report

>>5018660
manlet detected
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& 06/16/14(Mon)05:27 UTC+1 No.5018714 Report

>>5018638
The average height for all Americans is just under 5'10“

>>5018666
Do you eat gay?
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& 06/16/14(Mon)05:28 UTC+1 No.5018720 Report

>>5018714
*american males
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:29 UTC+1 No.5018724 Report

>>5018638
I'm 5'8" and have sex with attractive women often. How do you feel now, /r9k/?
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:30 UTC+1 No.5018726 Report

>>5018724
Telling yourself they are attractive doesn't make them attractive to the rest of the humanity
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)05:33 UTC+1 No.5018735 Report

>>5018726
And you saying they're unattractive doesn't make them unattractive to the rest of humanity. Unless you're like 5'0", height really doesn't matter that much, provided you're confident. I only wish I had learned that earlier.

*Doug Stanhope fart noise with mouth*
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& 06/16/14(Mon)05:44 UTC+1 No.5018765 Report

>>5018466
I get the feeling that this is the majority of /lit/, myself included. I've been questioning what good reading does if you aren't left with any lasting knowledge besides the vague remembrance of having read something interesting. I've read Mason & Dixon, which at the time was my favorite, but in all honesty I couldn't tell you much about it if you asked. I'm looking for a way to keep more of what I read.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)06:20 UTC+1 No.5018875 Report

>>5018765
I am the exact same way.
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syn 06/16/14(Mon)06:34 UTC+1 No.5018889 Report

>>5018356
Very little in my conscious mind, but it molds my unconscious mind, mysoul, who I am when I do not pause to think or analyze.
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Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)06:42 UTC+1 No.5018904 Report

>>5018356
I think the most tangible result of my reading is that my vocabulary improves with reading more often. I'm not necessarily learning new words, but just adding a lot of variety to my conversations from what I already know.
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