I totally agree. These days I am very, very weary of getting into a serial drama during its first season. Just can't gamble with my own emotions like that.
Boss made me read this. I should have been more insulted. Surprisingly insightful book though. Covey helped me rewire my brain to get ahead of tasks rather than react to them. The book also teaches reflection, which I got so good at, I left the boss and job a year later.