Written texts have their place, of course, primarily for matters "out there in the world" - like learning computer programming, or automobile repair, or air-conditioner maintenance, and countless other things - but with specific regard to the ONE THING that is of most importance, 99.9% of those written texts might as well just remain on the bookstore/library shelves for all the "good they do." In general, without someone to talk to - often, and on a regular basis, who knows A LOT MORE than you do - confusion and frustration will be name of that reading game, while wasting much more precious time than is necessary. Sure, a little confusion and frustration is useful - in fact, VERY useful - so that the "confused & frustrated one" must discover and work "muscles, tendons, sinews, and NEURONS" that have never worked before. One gains strength and power and a certain "talent" for not wasting time on IRRELEVANT NONSENSE, in order to rightly consider the RELEVANT SUBSTANCE.
With regard to the ONE THING, it is not how well you can read the English (or other) language, and then write essays and posts and messages on the thousands of (and growing daily) Y-F-G** groups, or worse, just pushing out mindless, inane, one(two, three, whatever)-liners just to remind everyone else, "Hey! I'm still heeeere!" (well... thank you very much for reminding me.) No. It is about something of a higher order where mankind is concerned. Speaking one's Truth. Thinking is good, Writing is even better, but Speaking one's Truth (particularly to one's Friends) is priceless.
Speaking on your feet (or, as usual, in your chair) about things you actually know something about, with the intent to expand your OWN understanding and comprehension of what's going on here - with Life, Being, Humanity, Consciousness - is worth much more than justifying and rationalizing your continuing INABILITY to do that on a regular basis with Friends that matter. If you don't believe that, then you definitely need to experiment with this for a long enough period of time to discover what is actually being pointed to herein. (Final note: "wise person" means something else, than a "bearded one" sitting out there, at your feet, who's always ready, and more than willing to give you a firm whack with a flat wooden stick - though, in truth, there's nothing wrong with that! Oh, and one more... "flat wooden stick"... work on that one for a couple minutes and see what shakes loose.)
as a FB message to me.