Top 10 Reasons You Should Read This Article

Jul. 6, 2012
Tao Lin (b. 1983) is the author of 7 books of fiction/poetry including Taipei (2013) and Richard Yates (2010). He ...

10. IT MIGHT CONTAIN INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW

Maybe not in this sentence. Or this. Or at all. But maybe.

9. IT’S A LIST

It’s divided into 10 sections.

8. IT’S WITHIN YOUR RANGE OF SIGHT

Your eyes are already focused on, or near, the words and symbols comprising it, for example “for example” and “.”

7. YOU’RE ALREADY READING IT

Your brain is already processing its content.

6. YOU CAN’T AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH IT IN A FULLY-INFORMED MANNER UNTIL YOU’VE READ ALL OF IT

Due to the nature of this article you’ll need to read all of it — unless you’re willing to admit you’re basing your opinion about it on incomplete information — before you’re able to begin to agree or disagree with it in a fully-informed manner.

5. IT’S SHORT

You’re already more than ~70% finished.

4. IT’S EASY TO READ

[self-explanatory]

3. YOU WERE ALREADY GOING TO READ IT AND FEEL EAGER TO HAVE 10 MORE REASONS SUPPORTING YOUR CHOICE

[self explanatory]

2. YOU’LL FEEL PRODUCTIVE

[self explanatory]

1. YOU ALREADY READ IT

When you finish reading this sentence you’ll have already read it. TC mark

Tao Lin

Tao Lin

Tao Lin (b. 1983) is the author of 7 books of fiction/poetry including Taipei (2013) and Richard Yates (2010). He …

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