Immediate evaluation

You may lose not one, but two lifetimes with futile things which claim to be
glaringly indispensable, to realize afterwards that you gave your precious time to crap.

It is therefore vitally important to have a sharp eye, to detect
where Essence is…- to instantly see what´s “behind” the screen.

The skill of Right Immediate Evaluation! That applies to whatever information,
“knowledge”, 
people you encounter, books you read.

I once read a novel by a Swedish writer. His writing style was ok, but for the greater parts the book was rather tedious. At some point in the book, I BUMPED INTO THREE LINES.

I realized with awe, that the whole book consisted of these very lines, the rest of it was some kind of “tepid”, meaningless literature. A waste of time really…

I felt “cheated” – WHY WRITE A WHOLE BOOK, WHEN YOUR MESSAGE IS COMPRISED IN THREE LINES ONLY?…

Some weeks later I saw an interview with this writer, and guess what: He said it himself: he had built the whole novel out of those three lines …

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/05/how-do-you-recognize-a-good-book/