Dear Fiction: You Are All That I Needed

Agustin Tormun
2 min readMar 9, 2022
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Since I began my journey taking smart notes and Zettelkasten I got into an obsessive learning mode. All I wanted was to fill my notes, make connections between them, and, as I thought, create lots of content. The result?

Reading extravaganza

I began reading nonfiction books as if my life depended on them. I was looking for knowledge while reading I was just thinking about what to add to my Zettelkasten till the point I read just for reading, I wasn’t enjoying it anymore. No wonder why I didn’t want to read anymore, instead I just watched tv and wasted my time doing nonsense. This was frustrating because I love books, I love to read but then, I did no more.

Internet devourer

My obsession didn’t stick just to books, while I was surfing online, I wanted to watch videos or read articles just for the sake of populating my notes. What a horrible loophole I went through.

In the end, I didn’t create any new content, sure, I have a lot of notes now but they seem so forced, I didn’t even relate with most of them. I just burned myself.

But now, here comes the savior

I returned to basics, that beautiful time when instead of watching a series episode I read a fiction book chapter, let my mind…



Agustin Tormun

My thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. I'm a perpetual student, hungrily absorbing everything from history's whispers to the latest technological sorcery.