I have realized I still have 3500 years of reading in my library.
The Lebanese writer, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, calls this unread collection of books an antilibrary.
He writes that a 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.
He predicts that I will accumulate more knowledge and more books. And that the number of (unread) books on my shelves will continue to grow as I realize the enormity of what I still don’t know.
“Let us call this an antischolar — someone who focuses on the unread books and makes an attempt not to treat his knowledge as a treasure, or even a possession, or even a self-esteem enhancement device — a sceptical empiricist.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan
Brilliant. Going out to buy more books.