Y’know those people. Read Harry Potter in one day, finished the video game in six hours, etc. I’ve never fully understood those people. I wonder, “why the pride? Why is doing it so quickly such a good thing?” For a while, I felt a little upset with myself, then, because I don’t do anything quickly. I’m a slow reader, and though I love games, I’m so bad at them it’s laughable. Then I realized why I don’t understand the people that take pride in doing things so quickly.
I’m a slow reader, but that’s because I carefully read each and every word. I’m constantly self-monitoring, making sure I know exactly what the writer’s talking about. Images don’t just pop into my head, I have to think about them with the words offered.
When I play a game, I want to experience it. I want to go all over, find everything. I want to problem solve all on my own. I feel so proud when I solve the smallest problem in a game. Especially considering how hard I would have worked at it.
With most things pertaining to entertainment, I take my time. I enjoy it. I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to. Why you wouldn’t want to make sure you understand it all; why you wouldn’t want to explore and experience? Then it all just ends sooner and you’re left with so much time left of boredom. A need for more, more, more; which really wears on your own and the world’s resources. Enjoy and savor your entertainment, don’t just gobble it up so quick. Where’s the fun in that?