As the pile of unread books increases, I panic and want to read faster. And read more. There's just so much knowledge waiting to be consumed.

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But as I look at some of the books I've read, I don't know what I learned from them. I did not mine them enough. I did not reflect upon them. They were merely information, and not knowledge.

Is the point to learn, to grow? Or is the point to mark things as read?

As I write that, it becomes painfully obvious.