A Good Book Reading Culture – Why We All Need It

We are living in an information saturated age. We are bombarded by scores of witty quotes and blog posts (like this one) that it has become virtually impossible to really chew on all this “important” information. So , some, like me have found it easier to bookmark web links for later reading and add hundreds of books to our Amazon cloud and Wishlists. We no longer have the time to read the information we need to read, let alone the patience to memorize it.

Aldous Huxley made a prophetic observation about a century ago, in Brave New World Revisited. He feared that “we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy… There would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one… We would have so much information that we will be reduced to passivity and egoism… The truth will be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.” Continue reading A Good Book Reading Culture – Why We All Need It

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