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What is the smartest board on 4chan?
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>>71956672
>muh books
What a bunch of crap
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>>71956672
>reading good
I love it when we publish common sense studies. Anyways, you'd think it would be /lit/, but it's full of retards. The whole site is.
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>>71956672
Does reading on 4chan count
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>>71956672
/lit/bros, we won
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>>71956672
clearly /o/
you have to be really smart to willingly spend money on buying another money hole rust bucket
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>>71956672
>that must be where the pedo foot fag section of the brain is
Learn something new everyday
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>>71956672
>What is the smartest board on 4chan?
/s4s/ and /po/
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/x (that liitle button in the top right corner)
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>>71956850
came here to say [s4s], they're on a whole different level that no one else can comprehend
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>>71956672
There's a lot of truth to this, you ever listen to a pothead prattle on about tv shows? It's the most inane, insipid, stupid garbage that anyone can listen to. Three year olds can make more coherent thoughts.
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>>71956672
Is this true for any books? Like, will reading shitty YA novels make me more smarter?
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>>71956884
/s4s/ is just where /b/s avatar fag threads went.
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>>71956672
From my own experience /tg/

Supposed but never confirmed. /sci/

/r9k/ is probably the stupidest board on 4chan. At least /pol/ got some smart propagandists etc that are marioneting morons like puppets for their own amusement or profit. In robot, there is nothing. There are no active manipulators behind the scenes and most propaganda, narratives that are here, fell down from pol and are sometimes repeated by one of our cozy local tards. Robot just is nice and genuinely retarded place that believes it is smart. Like a true retard would.

Still it is pretty bad idea to put one trait on one board, because lot are crossboarders etc.
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>>>71956672 (OP)
>From my own experience /tg/
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>Supposed but never confirmed. /sci/
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>/r9k/ is probably the stupidest board on 4chan. At least /pol/ got some smart propagandists etc that are marioneting morons like puppets for their own amusement or profit. In robot, there is nothing. There are no active manipulators behind the scenes and most propaganda, narratives that are here, fell down from pol and are sometimes repeated by one of our cozy local tards. Robot just is nice and genuinely retarded place that believes it is smart. Like a true retard would.
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>Still it is pretty bad idea to put one trait on one board, because lot are crossboarders etc.
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>>71956964
Seething normalfag detected.

>>71956978
Based
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>>71956884
tbf, it seems like everyone wants to come off this way in some shape or another so therefore /s4s/ takes the cake based on that criteria.
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>>71957007
They are literally not as interesting as you newfags think they are
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>>71956672
Reading is fucking boring unless it's shitposting or partaking in an online forum like this one. It's probably why Andrew Tate is somewhat retarded, but he's right about reading: it's boring and more fun to do more stimulating activites such as fighting.
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>>71956688
You don't read. Pick up "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains" to know what is happening to you.
>>71956698
Go argue with the guy above you without a "common sense" study. How good is it? What does it help with? Can you supplement it with something else?
>>71956745
No. It's not that simple.
>>71957041
It's boring because your brain is fried. It can't live without the constant injection of dopamine. You can't train your concentration on a device filled with algorithms that's constantly trying theirs best to distract you.

Seriously, you need to try living in the woods for a month. You'll be reading so much it's insane.
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>>71956672
I don't know about that, I have to concentrate pretty hard on Street Fighter.
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>>71956964
hahahaha, he tried to hard, a crashed all by himself
>>71956947
kinda, most normies think with their inner monologue so by reading can improve it.
some can only think in sentences that they themselves hear, so it makes them delusional and easy to brainwash
>>71956745
yes
>>71956672
well it would be the one that gate keeps all the normie fags the hardest, I wouldn't know
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>>71957109
I'd rather live in the woods than read a book. I can hunt and must constantly do something in order to survive. I am challenged, like in a game, to either survive or die, never bored but constantly alert. I am scared but adore my raw real emotions, and if my fate lies in torment by being mauled by a bear or a group of wolves then that is my own fault and I deserve it.

What the fuck do books offer? Nothing. If you want knowledge, seek it on the internet based off of real people you can interact with online in real time. The "fried dopamine receptors" is bullshit too and only cope for book readers. Your hobby is boring and it has nothing to do with desteoying our brain's neurology.
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>>71957189
>desteoying
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>>71957041
Average zoomer brain. It's not your fault though. (((They))) have systematically destroyed your attention span for profit. You never stood a chance.
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>>71957189
>I'd rather live in the woods than read a book. I can hunt and must constantly do something in order to survive. I am challenged, like in a game, to either survive or die, never bored but constantly alert.
Well that's fair, hunter-gatherers are renowned for their intelligence.
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>>71956745
No, Your brain engages with short form content (4chan) differently than with long form content (books, essays). You don't need real concentration to read short form content and so you never use that part of the brain. It's processed in short term working memory then discarded.
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>>71957189
Not all ideas can be explained in a readers digest or article. The truth is you just have no real interest in knowledge.
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>>71956672
>Video games don't make you concentrate
Boomer meme
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>>71956672
smartest people are on /g/ even though a lot of posts are retarded
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i doubt you concentrate more when reading than playing chess
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>>71956672
/tg/ since it's the only one that's not a shithole. Otherwise probably /lit/
>hahaha reading do not make you smart
Maybe if you read crap, but even reading that can be somewhat beneficial. To me, this view seems to be mocking the elitism associated with muh books, but ironically itself comes off as not only elitist but anti intellectual which already plagues our modern society. Not every book is worth reading, but to completely close yourself off from something that can potentially contain a variety of useful information is stupid or handicapping oneself.
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>>71957349
Crystallized intelligence isn't being smart. /lit/ has the best schizo posts.
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>>71956947
>>71956745
>be me
>College class
>Engineering so it's almost entirely math problems and engineering concepts
>Test for a class
>There's a written section where you have to explain a concept
>The next week our teacher is giving us the test results
>"Anon, you read a lot, don't you?"
I have periods where I read a lot and others where I don't touch a book for months
>Yes, why?
>It's very noticeable when someone reads
The bar is that low guys.
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>>71957327
Ok wise guy, what knowledge do you offer to the world that's actually useful? Why can't you solve all the problems in the world?

You know why? Because it doesn't matter how much reading or knowledge you try to absorb, you will always remain as a being that has little understanding of the world around them. Each human being, regardless of age or who they are, know little about themselves and the world. If wise people existed, they would've figured out how to end scarcity, murder, war, etc.

Our brain capacity is limited, we cannot know everything about the world in every specific detail. That's why experts exist: they are retarded in most areas of life except in their particular field, whether it's computer science, medicine, etc.

True wisdom is understanding that you know nothing.
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>>71957109
>You don't read.
I read like 5 hours a day for two years. No, I'm not smarter or better off because of it. Reading is just a timekiller like everything else.
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>>71957619
>just a timekiller like everything else
I finally meet someone else who gets it.
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>>71957557
>you know you should read a book for knowledge
>OK WISE GUY WHY HAVENT YOU SOLVED WORLD HUNGER AND ALL THE PROBLEMS HOW DARE YOU TELL ME TO ESCAPE MY BUBBLE
Not OP, but he never claimed any of these things and this is a stupid response. You really think deliberately shutting yourself off from a variety of books that can be about many thinks makes you any wiser? Sure, there's truth in the idea that most of us may not ever learn everything about the world but thay doesn't then mean we should make no effort to know anything. Books contain one form of knowledge, but you weirdly seem to act you are above that and people who read or write books, which ironically does not follow when you say 'understanding that you know nothing'.
The person you are replying to has not read every book, that's impossible, but that doesn't then mean you shouldn't read. Increasing knowledge can increase your understanding of the world around you, books can (sometimes and ideally) have extensive knowledge. Sometimes books have nuance or things that would be harder to find if you didn't read them.

Your 'true wisdom' is a farce seeing as you seemingly refuse to see value in this or even attempt to. You're also retarded if you don't think certain people are not more accurate about the world than others. Never being able to understand it fully is not an excuse.
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>>71957667
You can get knowledge by talking to some random bum on the streets. Books are basically just ideas and perspectives expressed from another person, to which you can do the same when also listening to someone in person.

I'm not shitting on book readers, but I'm saying it doesn't make you smarter, it's simply just another way of communicating ideas. Knowledge is acquired through experience or taking someone's advice, whether it's through books, internet, television, etc. These scientific studies probably include some bias from readers who shit on non-readers as a means of superiority complex. I'm sure many leftists are readers when they get a gender studies degree but they're still retarded.
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>>71957722
>You can get knowledge by talking to some random bum on the streets. Books are basically just ideas and perspectives expressed from another person, to which you can do the same when also listening to someone in person.
Technically true in the sense books can be just the exchanging or communication of ideas. However, not every bum on the street has something valuable to say and it would be much harder to judge that than if you were to just search for books on the topic you're curious about. Don't even get me started on the fact most people only learn what they need to know about the world, which can be very basic and even come off as stupid to some for them to not know things that would be simple to others.
Its much easier since books are a written form and can tell us things we cannot learn through word of mouth alone. For example, maybe a piece of work directly written by a historical figure you're trying to learn about, or the literary history of an idea, topic or subject. Of course, books can be as biased as any other person, you cannot escape things like bias because we are human.
I don't agree on knowledge being taking advice, an explanation on how something works is not advice. This only really applies if you are reading self help or something. A book on math can give advice, but it also usually is just explanaing how it works, through this you might find something that would've been more difficult through sheer experience.

I can agree with the idea that it doesn't make you smarter, but it does increase your knowledge, which in my opinion, is a smart thing to do. I can understand if you simply have a utilitarian view of knowledge (I learn what is most useful to me), and that's a perfectly acceptable view to have, but I think you underestimate books a bit. Learning through experience and learning through books in my opinion, are both important, valid, and have their weaknesses.
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>>71956672
This is retarded and probably bullshit. At best, reading increases your vocabulary.
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>>71957416
So it doesn't actually improve your intelligence, just your ability to use language. Gay. I don't want to talk to normalfags and have no interest in communicating past shitting on women.
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>>71957993
>your ability to use language
Which has an impact on how you think
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>>71957787
Not every author has something valuable to say. I trust the life experience of a bum to produce more valuable life lessons then any book written by a upper middle class man merely going through the system as he goes through the motions of life.
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Boards that mean you aren't on them much.
I'd say /k/, /out/ /o/, and maybe /tg/.
Boards that appeal to "smart" people are really just circlejerks. Especially /sci/ and /lit/, maybe /g/.
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>>71958006
Not really and often times skills aren't explainable regardless of your ability to communicate.
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>this doesn't play while playing computer games

WHAT IF I'M READING WHILE GAMING HUH EGGHEAD?
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>>71957109
>Muh dopamine
Yawn. Take your broscience elsewhere please.
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>>71957557
>If wise people existed, they would've figured out how to end scarcity, murder, war, etc.

This argument is retarded. No one can solve every problem that's facing society in their lifetimes by themselves, but through millennia of continued effort we've certainly come a long way from where we were just a couple thousands years ago. And one the main engines of that progress has undoubtedly been our increasingly profound knowledge about the world and ourselves: from learning to make fire, to simple agricultural techniques and eventually to modern technology, all of this steps where possible thanks to us understanding our environment a bit more every time. Sure, we may never be able to learn the complete truth about everything and achieve a full understanding of the universe, but there's no reason why we can't come close.

The same idea holds at an individual level. Obviously, these huge developments I've referenced before mean that experts have to specialize in increasing specific fields and can't be generalists like the old Greek philosophers. This, however, is not so much a limit of our individual capacity but rather a product of the fact that, since our understanding of certain areas has become so complex and deep, we need specialists committed to a single niche to be able to advance knowledge in a certain area. And yet outside of our professional development there's a huge margin for us to study other problems that interest us, even though we may never understand them as thoroughly as those who have dedicated their entire life to that field.

And the absolute best medium for doing that are books (and here I'm also including scientific journals and the like). It's true that you can get knowledge by other means, but no other medium offers the possibility of going into deep explanations as the long-form written word do. There's a limit to how much we can express via conversation, or in the 2000 character limit of a 4chan post, and that's why we have books.
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>>71956964
>/r9k/ is probably the stupidest board on 4chan
I was going to try and play devil's advocate for a second until I scrolled down and saw >>71956978
>>71956992 immediately prove your point.
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>>71958316
Dopamine is a fundamental neurotransmitter and it's an integral part of being a human being.

It's not "bro science" at all. I don't know if you just saw a Youtube short where a guy was talking about depression and thought it was a buzzword.
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>>71959011
>Dopamine is a fundamental neurotransmitter and it's an integral part of being a human being.
NTA but wouldn't that mean that your retarded shit about "constant injection[s] of dopamine" was fucking stupid and that maybe you know fuck all about how the brain works? Because I think maybe you're a fucking idiot trying to pretend to be smart. Instead of reading your clickbait popscience books maybe you should try reading a textbook. Fucking retard.
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>>71956672

Reading is what stupid people think smart people do
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>>71959029
I'm also NTA.

>wouldn't that mean that your retarded shit about "constant injection[s] of dopamine" was fucking stupid and that maybe you know fuck all about how the brain works?
...no, not really.

The science of this is kind of up in the air, but that's basically just because the human brain is really complicated and ambiguous.

The idea that dopamine can be tied arbitrarily to certain things, and that constantly getting dopamine is not healthy is pretty well agreed upon.

If I were to point you to one thing, it'd probably be BF Skinner and his experiments on rats.
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>>71959144
retards think reading is for smarts
midwits think reading is for retards
smarts think reading is for smarts

simple as (fiction literature is shit 99% of the time btw)
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>>71957416
He was hitting on you. That's the only reason anyone becomes a teacher.
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>>71959175
>The science of this is kind of up in the air
You have to reject, or not reject, null. If you have no evidence beyond muh Skinnerbox (lol rat experiments) then you don't have enough evidence to reject null. And what is Skinner even supposed to prove? The original person claimed that dopamine was drying peoples' brains. Did Skinner look at rat brains? I don't think that he did.
Dopamine gets released constantly in healthy people who do healthy things. Facebook is not frying anyone's brain. This is bro science retardation that you're spewing for no discernible reason. Naturally released neurochems are not problematic. There are anti-reward systems that work to balance them out. The only time they get problematic is when they're from exogenous chemicals or if the individual in question has some kind of disease (in which case you can't blame ebil facebook).
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>>71959197
>Facebook is not frying anyone's brain.
>Naturally released neurochems are not problematic.
>There are anti-reward systems that work to balance them out
yeah, like depression, ADHD, BPD, bipolar and schizophrenia :)

NTA
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>>71959208
>mental illness
Those are all physical problems usually stemming from genetics, trauma, or nutrition. Serotonin theory of depression was rejected decades ago. None of those invalidate what I said and you somehow forgot to quote where I specifically said
>or if the individual in question has some kind of disease (in which case you can't blame ebil facebook)
So are you illiterate or just a duplicitous rat?
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>>71957023
>They are literally not as interesting as you newfags think they are
The problem is, OP, that you probably aren't seeing all the posts. If you are just viewing [s4s] through the /s4s/ board, you don't see the green posts, the posts with letters in their ids, or anything numberless. Together, those make up about 40-70 percent of [s4s], depending on the day. So conversation will appear disjointed and spastic, because you won't be getting the full picture
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Reading is cool and all but I never understood the obsession with the medium.
A book is a printed website and a website is an uploaded book, with some differences in formatting and layout etc.
For example, if you want to read Socrates, it's all online. Just search for it and read it.
When people say I need to "read" I really wish they would specify what that means. Does it mean non-fiction? Then search for it and read it. Screen or paper, why is that different?
Does it mean novels? If so, which ones? Does it include Harry Potter?
I like concise writing. If something is concise it doesn't automatically mean it's shallow. When you read through an entire book, and think about it for a while, you can probably distill the information you took away from it into one page. There's a lot of fluff in-between.

Another important issue is old vs. new. As you move forward in time, and read more modern works, you will notice that these are old ideas with way more bloat.
The more time passes, the more things bloat. Even this post is already too long.
Ancient writing is more concise, and therefore better. It simply conveys information and ideas. There's a lot of substance.
It's like the gauss curve. First, yellow fireball rise in sky. Then, lots of information about the fireball, it's called the sun, it's very hot, etc etc. Then the final phase, acceptance. Even with all this additional knowledge, yellow fireball still rise in sky.
The ancient Greeks were at a sweet spot in human history: language and thinking was just complex enough to explore all important ideas, and not yet bloated by carbs and corn.
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>>71956672
I'd have to agree with this. I literally don't care about whatever gay study is published. Whenever I read books, I instantly feel more human and less like a drone; my mind is more active and I can process things more quickly. Anyone who is trying to argue against this is just a degenerate who hasn't read a book in 10 years and is desperately trying to tell you how watching rick and morty actuashuly makes dem smorter.
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I don't watch TV nor read books; I literally sit online all day.
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>>71959346
I don't use social-media though.
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>>71957041
andrew shouldve spent more time reading and less time kidnapping women
>>71956688
>yes kike overlord, feed me more dopamine! i need the dopamine!
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>>71959144
Depends what you read. If you're just reading Stephen King or the ltest Harry Potter than congratulations you're probably a retard. If you're reading non-fiction a lot your brain is probably more advanced then most people.
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>>71957189
>What the fuck do books offer? Nothing. If you want knowledge, seek it on the internet based off of real people you can interact with online in real time.
What kind of an idiot says something like this? You really think that random people you discuss with in the internet can offer you the same knowledge as books, or scientific articles in the internet? If you have no education on the field you want to gather more information on, books are probably the best, as they offer you a carefully collected set of information in a form that can be digested by a wider audience than just the ones having education on the field. It is also more time saving to read those things in a book, than read dozens or even hundreds of articles including information you can not comprehend because you have no education on the field. And yeah, for the deeper information in case you have the education on the field, libraries and the access they give to scientific journals is irreplaceable.

Not to mention that reading art literature, such as novels, MAKES YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AND OTHER PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCE OF IT.

Also what is said in OP's picrel is true too, reading activates your brain more than watching TV or playing video games, even if playing games might activate areas reading books does not.

This said, need to get a new pair of glasses to be able to read more, and to be able to post on /lit/ where they put me in shame as I have no degree in literature.

>>71957189 is exactly like my father who says that books are nothing but a "vitun maku", (cunt's taste) and not useful for anything. I do not know if he is retarded or not.
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>>71956672
>imagine not having burger vision
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>>71959197
>facebook is not frying anyone's brain.
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>>71957189
There's a reason why you're not out in the woods right now -- its because you're a faggot who has had their reward center fried by the internet and easy access to dopamine hits. It's like you people don't believe in addiction or what doing drugs do to your neurochemistry. the internet is a drug and it impacts your brain. you're an uneducated retard if you don't believe this -- and that's not surprising since you don't read books. You're trying to larp as some fantasy of what you think a man is supposed to be, but in reality you're a kike-worshipping slob. How do you think you're supposed to gain the knowledge about the wilderness? This is why people like you die in hunting accidents -- because you're a stupid male who is so wrapped up in his own egoism that you refuse to do any reading and then get mauled by a bear or eat some poisonous mushroom.
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>>71956672
>vidya won't stimulate parts of your brain that are responsible for concentration and cognition
Clearly they didn't include competitive multiplayer games.
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>>71958760
Yes, it's true that books can offer deep insight of a particular topic, but in a general sense to the average person, it doesn't really matter that much. If a person has basic critical thinking skills and can read fluently, that should be good enough. The only stereotype I see of retarded non-readers are republicans that watch Fox News 24/7 and unironically think that nuking the middle east would somehow bring peace to the world.

I think what's more important is investing in knowledge that brings actual use to your life. I can read a ton of books about the deep insights of the universe outside of earth, and while it may be interesting to learn some things I didn't previously know, it offers nearly zero benefit to my personal life.

I don't read books but I do like trying to understand the current political climate that goes around in the world by observing different perspectives from internet forums/social media. I think it does bring use to my life in a sense of understanding why things are the way they are and how I can appropriately react to the current situation. I'm just not interested in reading things in depth when I can get a summary of it and analyze key takeaways from it. For example, I never read 1984 but I understand the themes it brings upon: mass surveillance, the power of controlling language, rewriting history, etc.

Again though, not shitting on readers and books, they're amazing and can be legitimately useful when it's needed to deeply understand a topic. I just personally don't find anything interesting that's worth investing into and would rather play my video games. Although maybe my whole take on books is completely retarded which only proves my further point above that we beings have little understanding about ourselves and the world.
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>>71959406
Depends on what you're reading of course, you can read bullshit or read something that can be applied to your life. If your father doesn't know that then sorry he's probably retarded.
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>>71956672
What do these people mean by reading exactly?
I only read fantasy novels, do they mean only actual literature trains the brain?
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>>71959582
Well my father only went to school for 8 years all together, it was 6 years of elementary and two years of trade school. Then he went to work at various factories as he did too badly with his trade school for chasing women all the time. He has not needed any books in his life, although he likes to watch books with photos of WWII. My mom went to school for 6 years, and then left to work as a maid at the age of 13. She has not needed any books in her life either, although she liked to read real life story and crime magazines when younger.
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>>71959633
reading literally anything that is in non-fiction/novel-form will make you smarter than 95% of people you come across. People don't seem to understand that it's not about what you're reading but the fact that you're actually reading a book. Look up "low vs high time preference".
>>71959665
imagine if he read books, he'd be 100x smarter than he is now. getting by without something does not mean that thing isnt valuable. it would be like taking advice about healthy diets from an anorexic.
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>>71958021
>I trust the life experience of a bum to produce more valuable life lessons then any book written by a upper middle class man merely going through the system as he goes through the motions of life.
Then wouldn't it be useful to read an entire book written by a bum, telling their entire life's experience? You'd get more out of an entire book than just talking with the bum for a while.

>>71959369
What's wrong with Stephen King? I believe his novels have more levels to them than just the apparent one novels yet, but I will. I tried to read one as a kid, was immediately captivated by the atmosphere, but then discarded the book as there was too much splatter in it, which I found boring, being more into paranormal horror. Fantasy fiction literature is important too, as reading fantasy improves your creativity and your imagination, more so than just watching fantasy movies or tv series.
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>>71956672
>What is the smartest board on 4chan?
Maybe /lit/ or /his/ but this is like asking who the king retard is
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>>71959759
>getting by without something does not mean that thing isnt valuable.
Yes, I know. That is why I've read books on fields of hard science too, even if I have a degree on art and design. I have natural curiosity wider than my own field of education.

I was just explaining why my parents haven't been reading any books. It's because they never really needed them in their daily lives, and they never had an upbringing encouraging them to read, but on the contrary had a contempt for people who read too much, calling them "bookworms". You were not the mommy's or papa's favorite if you read too much.
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>>71956672
>What is the smartest board on 4chan?
[s4s]
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>>71960008
>I believe his novels have more levels to them than just the apparent one of telling a horror story. I haven't read any of his novels yet, but I will.

I do not know what happened to miss an entire line of text.
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>>71960008
>What's wrong with Stephen King?
> Fantasy fiction literature is important too

These are the equivalant of fast-wallking in terms of brain exercise.
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>>71960072
Imagining an entire experience with all senses included (sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing) in your mind, based on the written text you read is a brain exercise too. You are just exercising slightly different parts of you brain than when reading non-fictional text. Exercising all parts and all abilities of your brain is important.
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>>71957041
wow just wow i dont even know how to respond to something that retarded
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>>71956672
Everything you do trains your brain in different ways thanks to neuroplasticity no matter what you do your brain will rewire around it. Video games train your brain in decision making and reaction speed. bad science is bad for humanity
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>>71956672
Unironically /v/
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>>71960061
this honestly came here to post this
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>>71960061
>>71961783
Nice try /s4s/ trannies
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>>71960026
You have obviously never been to /his/
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>>71956992
>>71957175
Why you guys are so mad? You are my pals. Guys everyone gets to hang out with and not feel challenged by. You are the coziest people on all of 4chan.
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>>71961790
i'm not a tranny i missed the boat and now i just scratch my balls and practice martial arts naked in front of a standing mirror most days
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>>71956672
>What is the smartest board on 4chan?
/pol/, /x/ and /b/
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>>71959533
>I think what's more important is investing in knowledge that brings actual use to your life.

Well, this is clearly a point where each person should decide what they're interested in and how to use their time. I reckon that I'm the type of person that enjoys reading about any sort of subject and derives pleasure from the act of simply learning something new, regardless of the practical uses of such knowledge. Usually there aren't much concrete benefits, but I've been surprised how sometimes that the most seemingly useless bit of knowledge can come in handy.

>trying to understand the current political climate that goes around in the world by observing different perspectives

In my opinion, that's exactly the sort of situation where a good book would provide the necessary context to better understand where those perspectives come from. For example, I could never imagine trying to understand the shtick between India and Pakistan without having read at least some articles about their history.

>I never read 1984 but I understand the themes it brings upon: mass surveillance, the power of controlling language, rewriting history, etc.

1984 is a great example, because is one of those books which can be interpreted in highly different ways according to the reader's position on the political spectrum. Depending on who wrote the summary and what points did he choose to emphasize, you might get different ideas about what was Orwell all about.

>The only stereotype I see of retarded non-readers are republicans that watch Fox News 24/7

That's true, but liberals can be just as susceptible to uncritical thinking: one must simply look at the popular response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In fact, I think that one very important consequence of your argument about ignorance is the need to embrace a certain humility in our beliefs, and thus to acknowledge that we aren't the owners of the truth and there might be reason behind the ideas of our adversaries.
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>>71958776
Nothing wrong wit' a couple o' 'jaks, buddy
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probably /diy/
reading doesnt really make you smarter, I read a bunch and I'm dumb as shit
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>>71956978
Son, you're not crossboarding, are you?
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>>71957557
>If wise people existed, they would've figured out how to end scarcity, murder, war, etc.
>If wise people existed, they would've met [arbitrary impossible burden] but since they didn't wisdom doesn't exist
If you read more you probably wouldn't have even thought to try this dumb of an angle.
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>>71956964
Lmao at this retard.
>>71956978
Based master of the soicial arts.
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>>71956672
>What is the smartest board on 4chan?
/d/
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>>71956672
does reading shit on 4chins count? i mean, that's technically reading, right?
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>>71957978
Vocabulary is nothing to sneeze at. Words correlate tightly with the amount of concepts you have; the more words you know, the more concepts you can bring to bear on the world.
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>>71964265
It counts. Bookfags are just seething. Just think about it logically. What's more stimulating to the brain? An interesting thread on a subject you enjoy, filled with links and info, or some random book about ice zombies?
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>>71956672
>fell for the reading meme
>all I've read are commie Marxist books
>am now a brainwashed ideologue
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>>71956672
Does reading House Of Leaves count?
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>>71956672
Reading by itself is pretty much on par with video games desu. Slightly better surely, but It's all escapism. I switched from playing vidya to reading when I was 20 because I thought it was more sophisticated, but at the end of the day it's escapism. Reading dostyevski, I'm really doing the same thing as binging some rpg game. Smart people just tend to enjoy reading, they didn't become that way because they read.
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>>71962977
it's this. it is also the most masculine board non-coincidentally.
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>>71956672
Easily /lit/
/sci/ is just a /pol/ colony. /v/ is the lowest IQ board since most of the posters are lazy teenagers.
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>>71956672
The hobby boards who focus on their hobby specifically the dumbest boards are boards like pol and /b/



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