Many excellent points here. My friend calls what I did before (reading an enormous amount of books with little comprehension) being a “self-help junkie.”
Two years ago I accelerated the number of books I read to 105 in a year. My comprehension took a huge hit. The next year I re-read many of the same books simply to remember what they said.
I’ve taken a different approach now: learning and empathy are the goals. I find myself taking more notes, and diving deeper into a concept.
Diving deep has helped me change from a “self help junkie” to an engaged life long learner.