Less People are Reading-And That is Dangerous

A typical scenario which I often encounter

Person: Oh hey, have you seen the new film _______ (insert film here)

Me: Ummm…no, but I’ve read the book and it was definitely awesome

Person (scrunches up nose): But how can you read the book, when you can watch the film? Reading is so boring. 

This scenario is becoming more frequent as the time passes, a matter which people simply acknowledge than walk away from but (being a book-lover), I am skeptical to the fact that people not reading as a mere case of them finding it to be ‘boring’, but rather believe it’s a window to reveal what’s occurring in modern day society. It’s includible to admit that we are in an era in which mankind is growing more and more impatient. Young and old, people are now desiring to acquire more faster because it’s now possible, the ideology of ‘instant gratification’ is becoming increasingly appealing in this fast-paced society.

Reading doesn’t concede you instant gratification, it’s an activity which will obligate for you to have patience in various mannerisms. You must withheld patience to comprehend the plot, patience to get to know the character, their most intimate thoughts and feelings, to comprehend the reasons’s why a certain character acted in a certain form. The farther you’ll delve into it, the more you’ll apprehend nevertheless this will certainly take time. It’s imperative that we stop preoccupying of all that’s going on around us, to completely absorb the words on the pages, so we can bring them to life. We can interconnect the idea of reading with a tree growing. From the minute you plant that small seed t won’t automatically burst into the splending, majestic tree it is meant to be, it’ll take time. You’ll be obliged to nurture and care for it, watering it, speaking to it ; until it becomes what it was destine to be from the day you planted that insifignantly small seed. In other words , reading is like building a relationship.

But modern day society can’t afford to build relationships. Nowadays, we are all yearning to live the fast life, ‘fast money’, ‘fast food’, ‘fast love. It’s as if we are becoming evolving to transform into the most restless beings possible, but this ‘fast life’ doesn’t come without a price. Just like what Friar Lawrence said in Romeo and Juliet “…they stumble that run fast”, just like the instant gratification comes, it equally leaves as hastily. Divorce rates have never been as disturbingly high as now, because sadly marriages are represented as something which can be disposed of easily by the media. The rates of various health problems is increasing, due to the food which we consume, the planet is suffering from the corrupt society which we live in. And once we forget about the true principles which maintain us happy, we are voluntarily leading ourselves towards destruction.

It’s about time we let go of so many things, and rather focus on what matter’s most in life, to look inside ourselves and acknowledge what is good but what needs improvement. It’ll take time but if everyone did this, the world would certainly be a better place.

And I’m not saying that reading will resolve all of society’s problems, but the lack of it indeed reflects towards the chaos we are turning to.



18 thoughts on “Less People are Reading-And That is Dangerous

  1. mywords2228 says:

    I loved everything about this post. You are right there are a lot of people out there that don’t like reading but, there are also a lot that love to read as well. Everything you said I agree on and this was a very well written article. I feel that as long as the one’s that love to read share their love of reading with others, there will always be people who read and continue to learn from what they read. I think that’s what I love about reading it’s ability to always have me learn something or just fall in awe with the books I read. I used to hate reading but once I fall in love with reading I have not looked back, reading can change someone’s view on things and help you through touch times. Thanks for writing this piece and I can’t wait to read what else you have written as well! 🙂


  2. Jasmine says:

    My friend said she prefers to watch movies because it’s faster. I told her I would like to have my own interpretation of the book I read. I may not agree with the filmmakers’ interpretation of the movie. And why bother with other people’s interpretation when you could have your own 😊

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    • Nyse says:

      Thanks for reading my article Jasmine! Yes I completely agree, by reading you’re celebrating your own individuality whilst that’s a lost through watching the film, thanks once again 🙂 !

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  3. Pikachu101 says:

    I guess it is modern life… People just prefer watching films, maybe it is because it’s faster. I remember watching the Disney film ‘Descendants’, and soon after watching it, I could not resist to buy the book. I enjoyed the book just as I enjoyed the film! 😉
    And true, at times I feel like the film should much be more fun; when watching Howl’s Moving Castle, I thought the book would be boring. But how can I judge, I didn’t read the book! I guess that was much of a silly decision…
    We should keep its balanced, at times to read, then MOVIE TIME!!!
    Thanks for reading, HeyitsNyse!

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    • Nyse says:

      Thanks once more for visiting my site, Pikachu101, yes sometimes by watching the film it lures you into reading the book. And yes, many people prefer to not read because it takes more time, which is why I decided to delve deeper into it. Thanks once more, Pikachu 101, I appreciate all of your support! 🙂


  4. Aishwarya says:

    I can totally relate to this. I am an avid reader and a lot of my friends think I am being ridiculous when I insist that they read the books before watching the movies. I find that a tad annoying. We have agreed to disagree now.
    Its a little sad though.
    Great post BTW! 🙂

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    • Nyse says:

      Thanks ever so much for your kind comment Aishwarya, yes I completely comprehend how you feel. I’ve also been called old-fashioned because I’m into books (lol :-D). Well sometimes, the classics are the best. 🙂
      Thanks once more, Aishwarya!

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    • Nyse says:

      Thanks ever so much for nominating me, I appreciate that! (and great answers too. I can’t confirm as to when I’ll write, there’s been a lot of work so I haven’t been able to blog/see other blogs recently. Hopefully it’ll be soon! Anyway, thanks once more, and I hope that you carry on the seriously amazing work 🙂 !


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