Don't read all day

I saw this sticker on a street sign next to our neighborhood bar in the Irish Channel.  Although I admire the intent and it would be good for business this is not what you want to do.  The first step in understanding life is to live it.  You need to leave your room and live.  Love, hate, toil, fight, lift weights, work with your hands.  Have relationships with family, friends and lovers.  This is especially bad advice for writers.  If you are going to write literature you need to know something about people.