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  1. To read many books, you need training. In the form of reading textbooks and listening to teachers, as well as consulting with them. Philosophy and psychology in this respect are no different from chemistry or mathematics, although it may seem different-under the influence of completely barbaric attitudes of our society. I strongly recommend that you do not read, for example, Aristotle, Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Camus on your own (not counting the latter's fiction) if you have no prior training. You will not understand anything, although it may seem different – which is even worse.

  2. Offhand, possible reason #1 is that you're bored. Because 1) you don't see the connection between the text and your life. At all. Or almost completely. 2) Bird language, volapyuk, term on term.

    Books on psychology are interesting to read when you find a lot of answers about yourself, about your real problems. And when they are written in a living human language, even if they introduce terminology. The latter, for example, is the reason why Eric Berne is difficult to read (yes!), but Claude Steiner about the same-quite and very much.

  3. 1) You are not burdened with the mind. This can happen in principle, because I am also not a genius with a 160 IQ.

    2) They are too complex to understand.

    And this is true, most philosophical books and works, especially well-known ones, are very difficult for a simple layman to understand (Karl Marx is not read at all, and if you strain, you will understand that he talks about extremely banal things in extremely complex language, which makes him an intellectual snob, and not a God of Enlightenment).

    3) You are a materialist.

    Most philosophical works (99% offhand) are written by existentialists (idealists) and present their thoughts and perception of the world based on the fact that consciousness precedes matter.

    Therefore, even if such things may seem quite intuitive to other people with an idealistic mindset, they may be extremely unintelligible to you.

    I advise you to read Adler's “six great ideas”, where all this is easily chewed and will be a good initial base for infusing the basic concepts of philosophy.

  4. Most likely, in the absence of the ability or inclination to abstract thinking.

    It's not a problem. Do something else. Life is full of areas, activities, and interests that require a highly applied approach and practical acumen.

  5. Because most of these books are meaningless verbiage. You need to know which books on philosophy and psychology to read. Just certain books. 99% of this is complete crap, even seemingly approved by scientists.�

    For example, you can start studying the science of Hegel's logic. Gradually, slowly, everything will not be immediately clear, but you will eventually come to scientific real knowledge and this will help you in everything! And this knowledge will never become obsolete.

  6. maybe you're reading the wrong books? after all, the fact is that (I'm not a psychologist, if so, in life. I will speak for philosophy) philosophy is an indefinite science. if someone thinks that philosophy solves some of life's problems, then this person is mistaken. there are two areas of philosophical research. one tries to understand something with its own (philosophical methods), the second tries to define something (not to understand), connecting with other sciences.. if you started with second-rate books, throw them down the toilet. this is about the books of Voltaire, Heidegger, and many others. they should be picked up when you learn the basics of quantum physics + Freud. If you're JUST trying to make sense of the world, start with Aristotle, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Camus. BUT don't mistake them for icons. Think for yourself.

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