If a man wants to read good books, he must make a point of avoiding bad ones. (Arthur Schopenhauer, 18th century German philosopher)

His reason: “Life is short, and time and energy limited,” he said. That’s good advice for more than just the reading of books. To save time and energy we would all do well to avoid bad movies, bad TV shows, and any activity that doesn’t add anything positive to our lives. Follow worthy pursuits to learn, advance, and make worthy contributions to others.

See then that you walk circumspectly . . . redeeming the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16).