I can’t always appreciate Alain de Botton’s longer works, he tends to make an interesting point and then in trying to prove it, run it into the ground with repeated examples until I just don’t even care anymore.
As to having the willpower to put myself on a media diet – to experience and savour each song, each book and each game that I have is a remarkable task. Honestly, I have too much as it is. Even just the games, if I wanted to S-Rank every last one I own I think I’d run out of days before I ran out of games.
I need to print this out and refer to it whenever I feel the need to consume. Perhaps something briefer and epigrammatic… I’ll try and see if I can’t get David Shields to paraphrase Botton’s blurb.