Do you love to read? I do not. I like to do research, but I do not love reading as an activity and I have not done since the age of twelve or thirteen. I rarely relax by reading or lose myself in a book the way I did as a child, and literature is not what I read for pleasure.
I do not like to watch film at home, either. I only like it in art theatres. Otherwise I like to run, jump, make things, organize events and political movements, find facts and documents, and write.
Everyone has trouble writing, but nobody mentions trouble reading. I have joined a writing group but I am using it so that I will read the things I must so as to write the things I should. If I do not read these things, I will write different texts, and that is the problem.
Am I unusual, or are there others like me? If there are, should I start giving tips on reading?
One tip I have is that you should lift heavy weights. If you are lifting at the limits of your strength you will find your muscles are tired enough so that you can sit still and read, and strong enough to support you as you do so. Your mind, in addition, will be focused.
I only learned this recently, as I had always been told one should lift lighter weights and do more repetitions. I started lifting heavier weights out of curiosity and I got this interesting effect.