Why you should READ LESS*

Publisert 21. jan.. 2021
*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.


  • 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! 📚

  • Gugal naw gulag

  • Even though I don’t read much, a series of books I really like is: Rangers Apprentice. It’s a fantasy book which kind off takes place in medieval times, there are about 14 books in the series and the ones I’ve read are very good. Personally a book category I like is information books about certain fandoms, such as Star Wars or avatar, or basically whatever you may like. So you can learn more about the world or the science in the fiction (pun intended). For example books about how lightsabers work, if your into that sort of thing, or maps of the worlds from the fandom. Hope this helps 👍

  • online books, not big fat books🤣 idk why but if I have to read the same exact book, I prefer to read it online than to read it in big fat book version. Big fat book turns me off for some reason, it makes me think I'm too dumb for it🤣🤣🤣 but when I read online books, I can like almost finish the whole book in a day. Like if there are 500 chapters I can at least finish 200 chapters in one day! Which is equivalent to 200 pages in a book. Well I hope so🤣but yeah I do like reading but online! I don't get why this happens to me, but yeah generally I prefer online book. Yes I do use wattpad 😂 and yes I do have webnovel

  • A good book to read if your into action would be Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

  • The Witcher books are good for grim fantasy from a foreign author, and please for the love of god don't count other English speaking countries for foreign authors.

  • Who was that guy on the "apple" section of the video.

  • Saying that you should read a book in a week is a lot like saying you will exercise every day. Sure, there are the dedicated, who read 300 page books in a week, and people who do 1 hour of Very Intense workouts, But there are also those who just read a 20 page book and consider walking to the bathroom from gaming a workout. It's a vague definition, and that really is what causes it to seem to fail. The vagueness. If I have any advice for some goal-setters, here are some: - Write it down in a spot that you will see every day, studies show that people are 42% more likely to do their goals than people who don't - Be Specific. If you are vague, then you will see minimal progress, as explained earlier. - If you fail, don't give up, instead, see it as progress. Even if you only read 10 pages of that book, it's still progress nonetheless. Every failure is progress because your skills get slightly better each time you fail, until it gets to the point of you able to conquer that challenge easily.

  • Thanks for the advice

  • Cum merge lumea-Noam Chomsky,sper că am scris corect. Nu am terminat-o încă,dar mi-a captat atenția cu totul

  • really if u wanna read books this year, go for it. but dont go from not reading books to reading a book every week. maybe do a book eveey 2 weeks. something that keeps you in the game. so ur minds want to shutdown reading do many books that u lose motivation. it is like going to the gym for the first time skin as hell and lifting what the rock lifts, its just unrealistic. and if ur gonna read books, set how many pages u wanna read per book. it could start at 200 pages per book then 300 then 400 and so on

    • and also listen to what andrei said about genres of ur book. sorry im only half way in the vid. so if u wanna know how u can start a business then u would have to be at the youngest 20. but dont think u can start a business right now. plan how ur gonna do it. but if ur a slow reader like me (luckily i have a pretty good vocabulary for my age and im not gonna tell u my age cos i dont wanna brag), then go read fiction so it excites u while learning so u would probably have to be in ur last couple of years in primary school or be in early secondary school.

    • so the moral of the story is be reasonable.

  • I say read what you want to read

  • Me in 6th grade reading 400 page books in a few days: first time?

    • The undiagnosed adhd mood is slamming full chapter books in less than a week as a form of escapism and being told you're so smart and gifted

  • I read a collection of books called "the Magic thief" about a thief in a world of wizards trying to become one himself, without losing who he is and avoiding the law at the same time. You guys shout try it too if you haven't.

  • I'm interested in history books

  • So.....reading fan fictions is good for me 😳🤚🏾

  • Stephen King's Christine. I watched the movie, and I'm planning on finishing up the book. Listening to sound track to enhance the experience.

  • Andrei, I like your choice of book covers man. 2:01

  • I recommend the fantasy serie "codex alera" written by Jim Butcher :)

  • hey Andre, you should make more videos like this and pretty much grind. BUT as long as it's healthy for you! u have really good commentary, research, and infographics. Plus, u discuss really good points which I can guarantee will appeal to pretty much every person. keep it up, talented artist!

  • I don't really have many recommendations given that I don't know if the book titles are the exact translation from Spanish to English and viceversa: The Mages by Lev Grossman Beats of the night by Tochi Onyebuchi The Peculiar by Stefan Bachman The book with no name (anonimous) A game for the whole family by Sophie Hannah And classics that I quite enjoy are Phantom of the opera and Hyde and Jekyll

  • Andrei: Why you should read less Me with my doujinshis: Should I

  • 5:35 gugăl :))) shoutout to all romanians watching this video, vă salut

  • I read Francis of the Filth once per month lol

  • 2020 will pass its negativity to 2021 and it will be much worse

  • i guess i am a cognitive miserliness , me feel sad

  • Does reading a fictional story give the same result?

  • The Alchemist by Michael Scott is a great series. Check it out.

  • "The reading ideas these gurus give", pulls out dan lok 🤣

  • Manga.

  • kind of stupid that you get forced to read books or you get a bad grade

  • Last kids on earth

  • boi! how many fkin ads do u have on ur damn vid

  • "Words are the most powerful weapon of communication" The title: **a noob trying to beat a pro**

  • i read about 2 books per day roughly 300 pages each

  • Hey, your fourth link’s article has a problem, I think the website took down the article for it.

  • What I expected: Why you should read less What I actually learned: Why you should read more

  • "How to think like a roman Emperor" by Donald Robertson is my favorite at the moment. It combines psychology and philosophy, giving examples by reinterpreting the life of Marcus Aurelius.

  • I have read lots of books ,mostly friction my favorite are the famous five books . I have also read books like the alchemist and it was a epic book .

  • Anyone got any book suggestions I'm a beginner and this video has convinced me to start reading

    • Read a couple of them but ty

    • @Yash the one and only ivan Pax The book Thief The percy Jackson series Harry Potter Wonder One of us is lying

    • @LO KI def will try it ty

    • Rich dad poor dad great book

  • Miser rhymes with Pfizer

  • A series I read recently is called shadow children it’s about a society where there is a shortage in food so the government made a law where you’re not allowed to have more than 2 children and if you have a 3rd child that child will be killed

  • If you dont like reading i reccomend graphic novels, its a good start but an important thing to know is that eventually you should read no picture books. but graphic novels are a good start

  • My fav book was, chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader


  • My mother gave me a book for Christmas... i haven't finished it yet... i feel so guilty...

  • I love the death note series I’m on the last book.

  • Book series recommendations: Harry Potter A Series of Unfortunate Events Percy Jackson

  • my favourite book is a book called «Medicinal Plants of Norway» - I think the title speaks for itself. For all the people who are not norwegian i’d recommend «The 48 Laws of Power» written by John Greene.

  • I was already ahead of the trend cuz in elementary I was the gifted kid who read 15 chapter books a month. Long story short mental health went 📉📉📉 so now I need a month to read a short book

  • When I was younger I read so many books. But I didn’t read them in hopes of making me smarter. I read them because, quite frankly I had no friends to hangout with and I had nowhere to go. I read almost every book that interested me and it ended up helping me tremendously in school. It helped me cause I either read the book so it was easier to summarize or it helped me with my writing. But once I realized how much it helped I started to read more, “better” or “smarter” books but it just made me kind of hate reading. I still don’t read as much as I did before (I used to read so much I read while eating and it was hard not to. Now I use my phone 😔) anyways. Moral of the story, don’t force yourself to read. Just read books that you would want to read. Reading is for enjoyment that just comes with a couple of benefits just like a lot of hobbies.

  • bruh when ı was watching this video i got a commercial and it is the same people who andrei is crittisizing(sorry english is not my first language)

  • Aah just made my day, this video

  • My fav book is Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe

  • Here in my gawage

  • You can pirate books And put them on your phone. Need I say more

  • 1:33 great 2 G.O.AT.S ONE video

  • This video was very helpful by the way. It opened up my eyes to the importance of reading

  • I got a fucking audible ad ahahaha

  • True. Ive seen people brag about how many books they have read for weeks or months. I tried it too but didnt go well. Im not a fast reader type of person. they are great i envy them but Im much comfortable reading slowly. then write my thoughts after every chapter. if fast i prefer listening to audiobook 😃

  • Some great books I recommend are Alex Rider, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The witch, the wizard and the wardrobe and a really cool book, the dangerous book for boys which has history, skills, how to make stuff, information about animals, etc.

  • Last kids on earth is a cool Series that’s my opinion

  • Me: That's the first time I see Paulo Coelho as an example in a English video (I'm Brazilian by the way).

  • Me: *sweats nervously at my new year resolution of reading one book a month*

  • to the people reading books, i reccoment the book “Speak” by Laurie Anderson. its a pretty good book. it covers up a bunch of things that people or even you have been through. (dark things) my english teacher and my teacher has been reading this book together as a class, and so far, its pretty good.👍🏼

  • Slaughter house 5

  • I would recomend scythe from neal shusterman. This is a book mainly for teenagers and is for those who likes sci-fi.

  • I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes

  • i recommend the haters by jesse andrews- it’s a quick and fun realistic fiction about a group of teenagers who form a band and run away to go on tour it’s a fanstastic book

  • . Guys read less

  • Me reading all the fnaf novels

  • I haven’t read a book in Years. Let me get back into it.

  • does making a book and reading it over count?

  • I got into reading when around 5th to 6th grade but got really into reading in 7th. I enjoyed the entertainment side of reading, stuff like action, sc-fi or fantasy. I'm still reading a bunch till this very day.

  • Me who just likes reading and for entertainment in school and books because cool

  • Reading books is so boring

  • If I must choose a book to be me favorite, I’d have to say The Shining by Stephen King. All I’ll say is there’s a reason he is called the king instead of just King.

  • get your memes up dude

  • Go the CGP grey route and have "year of reading"

  • I mean ik no one is gonna see this i just wanna say I really love fantasy, sci fi and In general books that can take you into another world. A series I really like is wings of fire by tui. T Sutherland . School books that try to stuff info that doesn't help in the long run are just for going over for tests and either giving them to someone or like me and the boys do every end of the year, use them as food for fire in my friends backyard and burn the bugs( especially spiders ) or make them fight over the flames on a stick.(yes, we are imbeciles when it comes to fun.) What im trying to get at is ya dont need to keep every book you have until school ends. Either give it away or let it burn.

  • Anything by Robert Green my personal Favorite is "The Art Of Seduction." This kinda sucks because I love my audible account where I just lay down turn the lights off and "read" a book. Maybe it's just me but I remember passages from books from audible more then if I ACTUALLY read the book. Is anyone else like that?

  • its not useless i just dont have the time for it (maybe you did but i dont and haven't ever since Scholl got a lot harder and studying gives me plenty of reading anyway)

  • This video wouldn’t have been made if all people read was manga (btw how do you read part 7 of JoJo paid or free doesn’t matter)

  • I like your outro

  • I dont read books bc my parents dosent want to buy books so i look in the internet for books :> Anyone else?

  • Secret! It’s a good book that makes you think :p

  • 1:45 I am sure every Indian can relate to this 😂

  • Do you use a Wacom tablet?

  • The giver and in the frame

  • I would like to speak with you regarding creating a animated video for a rock band I represent. What would be the best way to proceed?

  • I need self-help books but i cant afford it :c

  • My favorite book is Albert Estein Cosmic View

  • Haha, good luck that I just bougth a couple of HP Lovecrafts books to read

  • Will you ever cover the vegan teachers

  • Andrei can you check out the gacha community Len situation

  • I mean I barely read Sooooo

  • Oh boy here come the laughs... *inhales* The Percy Jackson series.

    • Me in 6-7th grade going through the percy jackson series in a week or less for each book to escape reality and the crushing sense of faliure i constantly feel: My teachers: wow he's so gifted


  • You actually remind me of Adam conover

  • Salut ești român