I went to a book store. The recommended section had a lot of books that I would like to read. As I added more items to my to-read list, it dawned on me that there was no way I could read all those. I might learn a lot of insights on life. Yet in the end I wouldn't have time to really live life to do my own things and form my own opinions.
As I walked around among the various sections of the book store, I conjectured that the only things worth reading are the novels. For example, history books tend to tell half-truths. Books on something manipulate and twist the things they are meant to clarify. Many books serve ulterior motives. One might as well read novels which although are fictions reflect more faithfully our world and form one's own opinion.