Learning new ideas from different domains is one of my great joys in life
Sometimes I question why I read so much. Wouldn't my time be better spent doing something else? Over the last few years I've come to appreciate that I read so much because encountering new ideas fills me with joie de vivre, joy of living. It's only a brief flash, but it's palpable. It's the same feeling as when I'm in the presence of a huge, 1000-year-old tree, or when I'm staring at a starry sky.