The quality of life has drastically changed over the years with the arrival of so-called electronic age. Newer connectivity and high technologies have remarkably caused the world to seem smaller. This may not be true for all cases. However, globalization has an impact on individuals around the world. The evolutionary arrival of social media has led to the increased connectivity, making people speak the same language, have fun online, talk privately about whatever they wish. In saying that, the most obvious question comes to mind whether it has made any impact on a part of the most meaningful habits and customs.
Well, certainly it has, since life has become so fast and dynamic. Change is visible everywhere and it is happening rapidly. Gone are the days of typewriter. The world is being ruled by variety of electronic gadgets and devices. Perception about life has changed, so has changed the mode of entertainment. Despite the changes, something like reading cannot be forgotten. Interestingly, according to Radha Singh, reading used to be a minority pastime in past and it is still a minority pastime. The only difference between two times remains in the fact that back then people had no gadgets, phones, computers, and laptops except for a book with colorful covers to indulge in and now people have all these things to do the same.
Digital PDF took over printed books. And of course, time has been a major factor. In past people had enough time that they could enjoy reading. But now, time is short. Despite the time constraint, the genuine readers manage time to read books mostly online. Then again, how come one ignore the sweet smell of book cover! This is why perhaps people still buy books, not only to spruce up their shelves but also to have the smell, to explore, to learn, to fantasize and what not. The habit of reading has not changed. Rather, people are reading something other. Books on variety of genre are available now in the market. Whether its adventure, thriller, horror story, biography, music, or anything interesting, you can now easily read books via online even if the printer version is not available.
Children are more into reading than the adults it seems, note Radha C Singh, a passionate book lover. And of course, they must be encouraged into reading. Parents should buy new books of certain genre for them, so should the teachers inspire them to read as much as possible. The vast world of knowledge looms large over them. Why not let them explore?
Group reading has been very popular, especially in countries where life is more laid back. Women would commonly read books to someone close or relative. This could help for creating a better bond between two people. The practice is not altogether gone. And it would remain supposedly forever as long as men could breath no matter computers and laptops took over printed books. Additionally, reading with groups teaches people to listen and respect others opinion. It allows people to explore the most valued principles of the people around. Another thing reading books does is to consolidate the relationship between parents and kids.
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