Naturally, as a writer, I find this to be very bad news. Never read? There are millions and millions of people out there who never read? Who haven’t read a single book since high school?
I admit, there were times in high school when I thought they were purposely trying to get you to hate reading so that you’d never do any more of it. The stuff on our required reading list was dull enough to know birds out of the sky.
But to cut ourselves off from the entire wisdom and experience of the past, to strand ourselves in a kind of perpetual toddlerhood because we don’t freakin’ know anything–!
No wonder our civilization is dying.