As the pile of unread books increases, I panic and want to read faster. And read more. There's just so much knowledge waiting to be consumed.
But as I look at some of the books I've read, I don't know what I learned from them. I did not mine them enough. I did not reflect upon them. They were merely information and not knowledge.
Is the point to learn, to grow? Or is the point to mark things as read?
As I write that, it becomes painfully obvious.