The question over at Booking Through Thursday this week is an extension of last week’s question:
Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home . . . do you read the accompanying documentation? Or not?
Do you ever read manuals?
Anything at all?
I am way too lazy to read all that fine print. 😀 I don’t read the how-to books that accompany gadgets at all. The explanation given by the salesman is enough. I don’t use tooooooooo hi-fundoo gadgets either. I prefer live experimentation with the product. I seek the accompanying documentation only when I have some problem with the gadget.
I have been chided many a time for this habit, but some things just never change. 😀
As for how-to books, the only one I ever bought was ‘How to get from where you are to where you want to be’. I still haven’t touched it, and I bought it about 6 months back. 😐
Coming to self-help books, I have never gone beyond the first few pages of the book. But in case of Robin Sharma, the case was different. I loved reading him. However, I find these books do not tell me anything beyond what I already know. They might kindle a spark of realisation and open a window somewhere in my mind. This is one genre of books I want to experiment in in future. 🙂