I just read your reply to the topic:
“Does speed reading training actually work?” circa 1992
I might add that my personal experience with speed readers has not been good. They do not comprehend what they read. They aren’t “stupid” people but they are largely and tota*lly ignorant of what they just read. They only get bits and pieces of it and assume the rest making a nightmare of the whole thing.
It is all PRIDE OF KNOWLEDGE and ARROGANCE and zero understanding.
A good example in reverse is my level of comprehension after listening to an audio sample of the worlds fastest talker. I get bits and pieces, the rest I must assume.
This is the exact same result as you get from a speed reader after they sped read something. They literally destroy the conversation, they drive you to hate thier guts because they don’t understand a thing you wrote so you must rehash the same thing ten times to get it in thier head and they do that persistently because they cannot or refuse to read normally so thier ignorance is unabateable thus wrecking thier social skills, they take the fun and joy out of conversation and are the most unattractive people to have the burden to attempt to relate to on any point that includes them reading something.
If these speed readers speed read to keep up with Japan, I say go ahead and send them to Japan to get rid of them because they are a despiseable hassle to deal with that would require competent conversation after they read something.
Speed readers are also dangerous people and could get either one of us killed. Just like a idiot NOT reading the instructions for installing a gas heater or gas water heater and testing the pipes for leaks with matches. Same mentality, different path to get there since they have the same end result, they don’t know what they are doing or what they are saying given the topic at hand.
Speed readers should all be jailed (or UPS’d to Japan) for the misery they are to society.
Speed readers always supply the same old tired defense when confronted with these things and they say, “You are just jealous because you are not smart enough speed read.” They arrogantly assume that people who cannot speed read are mentally “slow” and that is rooted not in fact but personal arrogance, of which, is thick enough to slice with a knife and feed to the dogs.
So, it really blows them off thier heels to hear these things come from one who can speed read. Personal experience is the best teacher so I know myself the unattractive results of speed reading and have chosen to be a normal person.