Books vs Websites
by, 01-29-2011 at 09:39 PM (532 Views)
Hate reading informational books. Love reading informational websites.
Every word in a book is put in chronological order by and in the outside world. I cannot deviate from the order the words have been put in a book. I read a paragraph and forget the last. I cannot put together one idea from one section of the book with another idea from another section of the book because they were not fitted together originally. What did the author mean? How does one idea relate to the next other than in the chronological order it was put into originally. I cannot ask the author of the book since they are not with me as I am reading it. Stories are a completely different story, of course. I love novels. Novels are only happenings put in chronological order. Happenings I can relate to one another with freedom and ease. What happened happened. No one meant anything by it. I can produce whatever meaning I want out of it. As a side note: If I am reading a story and the author did mean for me to get a specific meaning from the story that was not explicitly stated I will usually see it right away, avoid it like the plague and then consider as a possible assessment after I have made my own assessment after I am finished reading the entire story.
In a website, each page has its own idea that I internalize and understand on its own. I can relate it to any previously read page or previously understood idea I have ever had in my life, as I see fit, at the time. Each page is just placed on the website in no strict order so I can read which ever one I wish at whatever time I wish and relate to it however I wish. Here is a piece of info! Ahhhh, interesting! I can do whatever I want with it! It is for me!
I am utterly blind when I am told what to do.
You have your opinion. I have mine. If they happen to match, than I am usually extatic and find it to mean something more, like I am meant to be with that person or am meant to find some higher meaning from the situation that can be used for a higher purpose.