"Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more descriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents." - Epictetus
Tonight I read, tomorrow I act, and I mustn't confuse one for the other. To simply study my philosophy is not the same as practice. I must show it in my actions and in the things I say and do each day. It is not enough to simply buy books and thumb through them anymore. I must graduate to the portion where I apply what I have learned. If I read a book and it doesn't change who I am then it is if I haven't read it all. So, If I am granted a tomorrow, if I read a book and realize it is giving me nothing I will stop, If I act and do not use the philosophy I have read I must also stop acting.