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Back when I was reading for grades, I'd highlight and take notes.

Now that I only read for pleasure, I let the shit wash over me. If it doesn't stick, it doesn't stick. If it's super-painful, I stop. If it's somewhere in between, I skim... or the audiobook equivalent, playing back at like 5x.

Life is too short to club yourself over the head with bad prose. This is no doubt why I've been convinced three times in my life to attempt Nietzsche, and three times in my life have landed on fuck this guy and everything he believes.