So many people are under the delusion that reading is more sophisticated or valuable or enriching than movies, television, and video games but it&#039...

So many people are under the delusion that reading is more sophisticated or valuable or enriching than movies, television, and video games but it's all really just consuming content, isn't it?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fiction yes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >open a postmodern philosophy book
      >they're just interpreting Kafka

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It depends on what are you reading. Young adult slop? It's on the same level as the average marvel flick or a bing bing wahoo game.
      Literature has a much longer history and longer time being refined by writers than television and video games (who have been going backwards during the last ten years), but its hobbyists has morons like .

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. Video games are basically still a fetus. There are a lot of rich movies to discover, but it still pales compared to literature.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        correct

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      everything is fiction anon.

      philosophy = fantasy
      history = straight up fiction
      scientific literature = rigor fiction

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's all really just consuming content
    Nice excuse to keep being an ignorant Black

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Life is consumption

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Excretion is just as important. The stories we take in become the civilization we poop out. Life is really shuffling data.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://youtu.be/XOmo-nt5cSg?si=xmDZjoFG7G_Bpyfj

          Mailer didn’t deserve such a touching tribute

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker is capable of being more sophisticated than Ganker and Ganker. It is also capable of being offensively suburban.
    If 95% of your personal library is dominated by contemporary bestseller fiction, self-help books, and >INSERT CURRENT POLITICAL FAD HERE< exposés, can you honestly consider yourself sophisticated and well-read?
    How could someone who all but ignores history, philosophy, religion, poetry, and even the most basic sciences like amateur astronomy be sophisticated?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not /film/ though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cinema is garbage. Even videogames have more artistic merit than whatever black and white flick you jerk off to.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pleb filtered

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and even the most basic sciences like amateur astronomy
      Who gives a shit about astronomy, though? Hurr durr Musk is going to lead us to Mars! #ilovescience

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people I don't like are fans of a guy who said a thing therefore I'm above knowing the constellations, seeing a meteor shower, or being able to find the North Star
        This thread is about sophistication. Saying it's pointless to learn how the Arab nomads traveled the desert during the islamic conquests is the opposite of sophisticated.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No matter where it's used, I hate the word content.
    At one point entertainment got replaced by content.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Calling what is now considered content "entertainment" is both too true for what much of it is, and simultaneously way off the mark. Entertainment that isn't entertaining, disguised as facts.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >just consuming content
    Life mostly revolves around consuming and creating various forms of content. A part of what you consume becomes a part of you, whether you are conscious of it or not, and it will influence what you create and what decisions you will take, just like any other experience.

    >reading is more sophisticated or valuable or enriching than movies, television, and video games
    Not necessarily, and pretty much any non-moron would agree. There are certain movies that value than most books. The thing is that in my opinion, classic books have a much higher "density" of valuable/enriching content compared to classic film, tv and video games. They're the primary form of conveying information everywhere for a reason. They're pretty much the best and the cheapest medium for sharing stories or explaining stuff. Anyone can pick up a pen and write their thoughts on paper.

    A lot of people associate reading as more sophisticated because undeniably you have to put in more effort into reading a book than watching a TV show. Also a lot of people treat books as just entertainment, and that's a wrong attitude. If you want a Michael Bay or capeshit experience from a book, then you're in a wrong place and should play a game or watch an action movie instead. Genre fiction is also for certain kinds of people who are usually not looking for explosions but detailed worlds and characters for example.

    also
    >strawmen crowd

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For you? Yes.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every piece of media is a watered down version of the source material, which is usually the author's neurons

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some people on Ganker think that reading philosophy, etc. makes you smarter lol

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >content
    Is it no longer possible to discuss art without reducing it to an artifact of capitalist consumption?

    Does OP believe everyone who ever wrote a book only did it for the money? Does OP think art is transactional? Does OP believe or think at all?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends on (You)r level of engagement

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. If you want to see how dumb movies can make you >>>Ganker and if you want to see how distracted videogames can make you Wrong board

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But Ganker is full of morons too

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker don't watch movies
      Ganker don't play games
      Ganker don't read

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Another illiterate got filtered, praise be, lmao

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Broadly speaking, yes. It’s just this board is far more elitist than Ganker or Ganker so instead of threads on James Patterson it’s on James Joyce. It isn’t that reading per se is any more sophisticated or valuable but that this board emphasizes very sophisticated or valuable literature

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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