Why you should READ LESS*

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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

    Ай мурун

    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! 📚

    • OMGthatsAmber


      4 саат мурун

      *5000 Facts About Everything Part 2* I read almost every fact in the book. I think it's made for kids, but I mean it's interesting lots of facts. Also some were really useful, some left like what!! I'm not sure if there are still copies being sold.

    • Alexandru Tiplea

      Alexandru Tiplea

      4 күн мурун

      bruh i am romanian

    • harshit art

      harshit art

      4 күн мурун

      Please give your lip sync temolate

    • Malcolm El

      Malcolm El

      6 күн мурун

      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

      9 күн мурун

      Gugăl foarte epic KGlover moment

  • ambroise perret

    ambroise perret

    32 мүнөт мурун

    the best sci fi book that put me in literature is : Enders game.

  • Just a square without glasses

    Just a square without glasses

    44 мүнөт мурун

    Ok guys, I’m back from reading the very hungry caterpillar and I have obtained a sense of enlightenment.

  • Tohru


    8 саат мурун

    reading is cool and all but i can't read so i'm not sure what to say here

  • 2TriedForThis


    19 саат мурун

    Does manga count lol 😂

  • Gril drago

    Gril drago

    20 саат мурун

    this made me think back to my primary school, I enjoy reading 1 200pages book per day (even though it has a lot of pictures in it) I still impress how life change I am.

  • Thomas


    Күн мурун

    I read medical books BOOM ya boy smart anatomy and physiology for dummies is great for future nurses.

  • MerlinCross


    Күн мурун

    I read Adventure Path walk throughs(Prewritten stories for Tabletop RPGS). Yes I'm weird.

  • Adomas B

    Adomas B

    Күн мурун

    Read books they said. You'll have friends they said.

  • Justin Die

    Justin Die

    Күн мурун

    I know alot of ppl may have a bias political perspective, but art of the deal is one hell of a book

  • Kjell


    Күн мурун

    3:25 After watching that part I really hope Andrei will write his own book

  • Irma Kalniete

    Irma Kalniete

    Күн мурун

    Fantasy gives you better social skills

  • Mylene Jade

    Mylene Jade

    Күн мурун

    A book I totally recommend is Ready Player One it’s a classic and is a great fiction book!

  • Ruairi Burns

    Ruairi Burns

    Күн мурун

    Favorite book: The Enemy by Charlie higson I think. Very good fiction series, follows a bunch of kids trying to survive in a world where everyone over 15 suddenly became a zombie-esk thing. Very gory but still has good vocab and development.

  • GermeyJerm


    Күн мурун

    If you really like science fiction books or like scary books then I recommend either any scary science fiction book or SCP science fiction book

  • Maddie White

    Maddie White

    Күн мурун

    You would wonder why some self help books get published

  • Bacon Verse

    Bacon Verse

    Күн мурун

    Me: Reading too many books? Couldn't be me...
    *Proceeds to remember reading about half the dictionary*

  • Syn


    Күн мурун

    Dose watching anime and reading subtitles count

  • omar ahmad

    omar ahmad

    Күн мурун

    oh ok, here we go !!!

  • Soham Das

    Soham Das

    Күн мурун

    This is so funny
    Love the work

  • Lucas Collins

    Lucas Collins

    Күн мурун

    The hunger games

  • Jordon Cameron

    Jordon Cameron

    2 күн мурун

    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


    2 күн мурун

    6:40 Welp! There goes his audible sponsorship

  • Tyrell McKinney

    Tyrell McKinney

    2 күн мурун

    Of course the internet ruined reading

  • Milan Patra

    Milan Patra

    2 күн мурун

    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


    2 күн мурун

    Hey love your stuff, keep up the amazing work!

  • AlphaboyTheDiamondPanda


    3 күн мурун

    i read 3 books a week tho.

    • AlphaboyTheDiamondPanda


      3 күн мурун

      300 pages each

  • AlphaboyTheDiamondPanda


    3 күн мурун

    I love to read.

  • TheDarkGunslinger


    3 күн мурун

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

  • KiriDeku lover

    KiriDeku lover

    3 күн мурун

    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

    3 күн мурун

    Instructions unclear... proceeds to read YouTube comments instead

  • Just another Fangirl on the internet

    Just another Fangirl on the internet

    3 күн мурун

    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

    3 күн мурун

    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


    3 күн мурун

    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

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Octavio Carneiro

    Octavio Carneiro

    3 күн мурун

    Carl Sagan books are really good to start reading again

  • Pratik Koli

    Pratik Koli

    3 күн мурун

    I just found out this type of shit

  • Brayden


    3 күн мурун


  • Eyal Hendler

    Eyal Hendler

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Zachary Ibarra

    Zachary Ibarra

    3 күн мурун

    5:02 the amazon smiles haunt me...

  • Another Guy

    Another Guy

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Creative Plays Minecraft

    Creative Plays Minecraft

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Henry Ani

    Henry Ani

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Space Noodle

    Space Noodle

    3 күн мурун

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

    • Boba scalera

      Boba scalera

      3 күн мурун

      I'm reading Crime and Punishment ATM :)

  • Dream


    3 күн мурун

    Everyone : I read 10000 books a week

    Me : I google 1000000 things every hour

  • Dream


    3 күн мурун

    Mom : holy $h!t what he saying

  • Yağmur Duran

    Yağmur Duran

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Black Dragon

    Black Dragon

    3 күн мурун

    Mi-a placut aia cu "gugăl"!

  • Yousef Emad

    Yousef Emad

    3 күн мурун

    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

    4 күн мурун

    People who read E-books:*Visible Confusion*

  • Caillou Stillman

    Caillou Stillman

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Badbanana


    4 күн мурун

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

  • Eclipse De Wierdo

    Eclipse De Wierdo

    4 күн мурун

    Does reading comics or mini movies count?

  • Cretovtov


    4 күн мурун

    1 book a week < 1 book a month

  • Cringe Øfficial

    Cringe Øfficial

    4 күн мурун

    Meh I hate reading anyways

  • Poncho


    4 күн мурун

    My sister read 78 books in 2020
    And already read 8

  • mega dog

    mega dog

    4 күн мурун

    My mom makes me read 2 books every day

  • Little Moth

    Little Moth

    4 күн мурун

    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


    4 күн мурун

    do mangas count

    • cappuccino 19

      cappuccino 19

      2 күн мурун

      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

    4 күн мурун

    wigs of fire

  • hah


    4 күн мурун

    What about webtoons 🤨

    • cappuccino 19

      cappuccino 19

      2 күн мурун

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

  • IrgendWer


    4 күн мурун

    7:19 How bout learning a language? Like legit

  • I Xopuxir I

    I Xopuxir I

    4 күн мурун

    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

    4 күн мурун

    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


    4 күн мурун

    The da Vinci code is very good in my opinion

  • Frostcrown


    4 күн мурун

    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

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Fastrox


    4 күн мурун

    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


    4 күн мурун

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

  • Fishy Jian

    Fishy Jian

    4 күн мурун

    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 -

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Pranav Ramanath

    Pranav Ramanath

    5 күн мурун

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

  • Why Peanuts

    Why Peanuts

    5 күн мурун

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

  • Joshua Gerthoffer

    Joshua Gerthoffer

    5 күн мурун

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

  • Brian Acosta

    Brian Acosta

    5 күн мурун

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

  • John Mark Nuguid

    John Mark Nuguid

    5 күн мурун

    I prepare movies

  • Gnaaruag


    5 күн мурун

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

  • Dweller Sages

    Dweller Sages

    5 күн мурун

    Kid watching: shows to parent

  • benjbenj


    5 күн мурун

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

  • pov


    5 күн мурун

    But I like reading

  • Chrysaor


    5 күн мурун

    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

    5 күн мурун

    me who read manga: *me smart* hehehehe



    5 күн мурун

    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


    5 күн мурун

    50 books in a year isn't many

  • •CocoaPanda•


    5 күн мурун


  • Newt


    5 күн мурун

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

  • Jess That weeb

    Jess That weeb

    5 күн мурун

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

  • Lacasse-Roy Olivier

    Lacasse-Roy Olivier

    5 күн мурун

    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

    5 күн мурун

    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


    5 күн мурун


  • Boshiko


    5 күн мурун

    6:38 That is some good things to do

  • Boshiko


    5 күн мурун

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

  • Boshiko


    5 күн мурун

    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


    5 күн мурун

    i read cookbooks

  • Tamir Lapidus

    Tamir Lapidus

    5 күн мурун

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

  • Sebi Ace

    Sebi Ace

    5 күн мурун


  • Zack Pearson

    Zack Pearson

    5 күн мурун

    Books are stupid

  • Andres Saldana

    Andres Saldana

    5 күн мурун

    Read less smile more

  • TheReal Infinite

    TheReal Infinite

    5 күн мурун

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

  • SkullPunisher446


    5 күн мурун

    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.