Will reading everyday really make me smarter?
Do I need to read anything specific or can I read what I want? Stuff like pic related.
As you can tell I'm a fucking dumbass right now.
It will improve many things, but of-course it depends on what you read. You will become better at reading for one, and you may find that your critical thinking skills have improved. But, it all depends on what you read: read a book on logic and your logical thinking will improve, read a book on the history of Mesopotamia and your knowledge and memory shall improve, read a book on bicycle repair and your DIY skills will improve.
here's a post from a really smart guy i respect a lot
Approached in the correct way the benefits are that you will get better at reading, you will learn empathy. You will learn to tune out contemporary bs. You will think in sweeps of generations and centuries. You will learn to marvel and celebrate life and human possibility. You will become more creative and make connections btwn disparate things. You will learn the merits of effort in aesthetic appreciation
You will not get smarter. You will not be enlightened. So don't feel and posture like you are.
Art is the celebration and triumph over the despair of its age, culture, place. A signpost, a monument, the artists arms spread out to God saying you see this kind sir do you see it? i was not defeated