Read, read, read, read, read. Those who read own the world; those who immerse themselves in the Internet or watch too much television lose it. If you don’t read, you will never be a filmmaker. Our civilization is suffering profound wounds because of the wholesale abandonment of reading by contemporary society.
Werner Herzog (H/T Austin Kleon)
I’m beginning to think this is the only sane piece of advice we can follow for those of us who do not want to be swept up in the cultural moment, and who want to learn to think critically and clearly.