Why I Hate Books

This isn’t quite true.  I love books.  Books are wonderful sources of ideas.  Books inspire me.  The problem with books is that they used to be a way to send me to sleep.  I would curl up with a good book and within a while, I would happily drift off to sleep.  Lately, I have been using my evenings to pursue my creative outlets.  That usually means I finish quite late and have to get to sleep quickly, to avoid becoming a walking vegetable zombie the next day at work.  So, to get to sleep I need a way to turn my thoughts off.  After an evening of stimulating creativity, I find it incredibly difficult to stop the thoughts from spawning more thoughts, like some kind of runaway critical mass neurological chain reaction.  I thought the answer was to read a book, but when you are in the creative zone and ideas are flowing, reading a good book is a little like adding fuel to the fire.  Rocket fuel.  So that’s why I hate books.  They fill my head with even more great ideas and I can’t get to sleep.  I think re-runs of bad stand up comedy are much more likely to send me to sleep.

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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