Which do you prefer? to read or write?

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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Read.

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Reading by far ! I just had to pick up a mountain of books I've read to donate to the library. I have a couple of sheets of paper on my desk for months with the few things I've written.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Writing is rewarding but reading is sheer pleasure. Both are good but reading gets my vote.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Reading is leisure time and requires limited imagination.

Writing is more laborious requiring the focus of your full imagination giving creative birth to your creation. It can be very fulfilling.

I prefer to write but often have the limited time to only read.

thanked the writer.
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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
I did, you apparently can't.

You stated "Reading is leisure time and requires limited imagination."

That is a declarative statement about reading in general but you would like us interpret that as a personal opinion.

This speciousness is similar to what I find in your "opinions" about atheism.

The so called "creative writing" ability that you claim to possess seems to come with a forked tongue.

And here's the internet reference for you:

"The phrase "speaks with a forked tongue" means to deliberately say one thing and mean another or, to be hypocritical, or act in a duplicitous manner."
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
"What are the differences between Reading and Writing." is what you desperately trying for . . .
Since it was specifically addressed TO the Answerer, I need not prefix with "For Me . . . " OR "In My Opinion . . ."
It is literally a case of "It goes without saying.
Since the asker framed the question as "Which do you Prefer?" It immediately denotes the need, want, desire for personal perspective . . . You ,(again) do not understand context.

You're only "play" here is the usual one . . . to some how lower the standard of my answer. Difficult when particular question is directed to me as specifically as it was directed to you.
Did you give which one YOU prefer and WHY you prefer it?
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Like a an ancient relic of a man trying to break a great boulder by slapping his wet laundry upon it repeatedly . . . my resolve is still as solid as ever ancient one.
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Interesting question and also interesting responses.  I find it telling that the one published author who has answered this question also votes for reading.

The following quote is from Wikipedia.

Perhaps this is why those of us prefer reading do so: 

"Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning (reading comprehension). Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all languages, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement. In addition, reading requires creativity and critical analysis. Consumers of literature make ventures with each piece, innately deviating from literal words to create images that make sense to them in the unfamiliar places the texts describe. Because reading is such a complex process, it cannot be controlled or restricted to one or two interpretations. There are no concrete laws in reading, but rather allows readers an escape to produce their own products introspectively. This promotes deep exploration of texts during interpretation."

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