Read. Read books. But not to escape. Read books to connect with YOU. Books are written by people who have taken the time to do the work that you are refusing to do, and they are guides and frameworks, maps of you. They reduce your work load by half. If you don’t choose to read in order to understand your map, you’re condemning yourself to wandering alone in your own desert for eternity, and there is no merit badge for keeping your head buried in the sand.