An interesting article on how people choose what to do with their limited time, and their attitudes towards the books, movies, and general experiences they'll need to leave untouched.
If "well-read" means "not missing anything," then nobody has a chance. If "well-read" means "making a genuine effort to explore thoughtfully," then yes, we can all be well-read. But what we've seen is always going to be a very small cup dipped out of a very big ocean, and turning your back on the ocean to stare into the cup can't change that.
* Found via Arts & Letters Daily.