Read Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones by Maria Popova
How to become an "antischolar" in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”

Or, how not to remain captive of the minute shell of encapsulating knowledge and start a secret affair with the unknown:

Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menacingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.

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