A Generation Without Reading Is A Generation Without Hope

*A Generation Without Reading Is A Generation Without Hope.*

(Excerpt from Letter of an Indian Engineer).

“On the flight to Shanghai, at bedtime, the cabin lights were off; I found that the awake people were using the iPads, mainly Asians; they were all playing games or watching movies. Actually, I saw that pattern right from the start. When I was at Frankfurt International Airport, I noticed that most of the German passengers were quietly reading or working, while most Asian passengers were shopping or laughing, comparing prices.”

Many Asians nowadays can’t seem to have the patience to sit still and read books. Once, a French friend and I were waiting for a train at a train station, and this friend asked me: “Why do Asians all chit chat or surf the internet, but no one reads books?”. I looked around, and it was. People talked on the phone, read text messages, surfed social media, or played games. They are busy talking loudly or pretending to be active; the only thing missing is a sense of calm and relaxation. They are always impatient and irritable, easy to complain about, and annoyed….

According to the media, the average person in China only reads 0.7 books/year, Vietnam with 0.8 books, India with 1.2 books, and Korea with 7 books. Only Japan can compare with Western countries with 40 books/year; Russia alone is 55 books. In 2015, 44.6% of Germans read at least one book a week – similar numbers for the Nordic countries.

In all of China’s towns and cities, whether big or small, the most popular types of entertainment are mahjong parlours, food stalls, and PC bangs. Whether in the internet shop or the school’s computer room, most students surf social media, chat or play games. The number of students who look up documents online is minimal. As for the managers, for example, businesses, all day busy dealing with reviews, receiving guests, and partner meetings,… so when I asked, they said they have not read books since leaving school.

The reason for not liking reading, statistics show that there are three main aspects.

– One is the low level of culture (not education) of the people. Therefore people always talk a lot when they meet, and chat all day without getting bored. They are always curious about other people’s stories, constantly update social networks and have significant communication needs.

– Second, from a young age, it is not nurtured into a good habit of reading. Because their parents don’t have the practice to read books, the young weren’t nurtured in that environment since early in their lives. Remember, a child’s personality is formed mainly from the family.

– The third is “exam-heavy education”, which makes young children not have the time and energy to read books outside. Most of the time, if they even read books, those are to serve the exams. The outdated study environment has formed the habit of studying, having a degree, and then stopping reading.

Two countries that like to read the most in the world are Israel and Hungary. In Israel, the average person reads 64 books a year. From the time children begin to perceive, almost every mother teaches her children: “Books are a store of wisdom, more valuable than money, treasures, and wisdom is something no one can rob from you. Whatever you do, you have to read before going to sleep.”

The Jews are the only people with no illiterate people; even beggars always have a book by their side. In their eyes, reading books is an excellent quality to judge people. During the Sabbath, all Jews stop working, and people can only stay at home to rest or pray. Shops, restaurants, and amusement parks have to close, all means of transport stops operating, and even airline companies. But there is one exception: all bookstores nationwide are still open. On this day, people come there to enjoy their reading sessions.

Hungary has nearly 20,000 libraries, and an average of 500 people have a library; going to the library is as good as going to a coffee shop or a supermarket. Hungary is also the country with the most significant number of people reading books in the world, with more than 5 million people reading regularly every year, exceeding a quarter of the population of this country.

Knowledge is power, and knowledge is property. A country or an individual who values ​​reading and accumulating knowledge from books will be treated well. No matter what industry they work in, people who usually read have a very different way of thinking, and even if they don’t have brilliant achievements, they still have a great mindset. Many races are vibrant but not civilised. Similarly, many individuals have a lot of money but cannot reach elegance just because they lack the depth of knowledge.

The population of Israel is sparse, but the talents are numerous. Although the country’s history is short, there have been eight Nobel laureates. The nature of Israel is harsh. Most of the land is desert, but they can turn their country into a verdant oasis; the food industry is sufficient for domestic supply and exports a large number to other countries. Israeli society is orderly, and Israelis win respect from people worldwide.

Hungary is the “country of the Nobel Prize” compared to the population. The Nobel Prizes that Hungary has received belong to many fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, economics, literature, peace, etc. Their inventions are many that people usually say they cannot be counted, from small items to high-tech products. Because of reading books, a small country like them can acquire wisdom and, above all, have a superior civilization. Hungary is an immaculate and beautiful Eastern European country, and the life of ten million people is no different from the Nordic countries.

Books don’t just affect an individual; it affects society. A great scholar once said: “The history of a person’s thought development is his reading history. The community will develop or stay behind, depending on how many people read books and what type of books they choose.

Remember: A race without reading is a race without hope. And so is a child, so is a young person.”

I am forwarding it

Yes we live in the world of slogans , meaningless debates on TV

Sensational news

Endless TV serials series shows chats Tik Tok Facebook Twitter

We lost touch with books

I remember reading right from sawarkar , Gandhi , Marx ,Lelin , JP

Nehrus discovery of India Gorky Mother

I don’t find any books

All libraries book shops all shut

It is good piece of self narrative

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സീറോ മലബാർ സഭയുടെ ആരാധനക്രമ വത്സരത്തിലെ അവസാനത്തെ കാലമായ പള്ളിക്കൂദാശക്കാലത്തിലേക്ക് നാമിന്ന് പ്രവേശിക്കുകയാണ്. ഇന്ന് പള്ളിക്കൂദാശക്കാലം ഒന്നാം ഞായർ. ഈ ഭൂമിയിൽ സ്ഥാപിതമായ ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ സഭയെ ഓർത്ത് ദൈവത്തിന് നന്ദിപറയുക, മിശിഹാ തന്റെ മണവാട്ടിയായി സഭയെ അവസാന വിധിക്കുശേഷം സ്വർഗ്ഗസ്ഥനായ പിതാവിന് സമർപ്പിക്കുന്നത് അനുസ്‌മരിക്കുക, യുഗാന്തത്തിൽ സഭ അവളുടെ മക്കളോടൊപ്പം സ്വർഗീയ ജറുസലേമാകുന്ന നിത്യസൗഭാഗ്യത്തിൽ എത്തിച്ചേരുന്നതിന്റെ മുന്നാസ്വാദനം അനുഭവിക്കുക എന്നീ ലക്ഷ്യങ്ങളാണ് പള്ളിക്കൂദാശക്കാലത്ത് നാം മനസ്സിൽ സൂക്ഷിക്കുന്നത്.

പള്ളിക്കൂദാശാക്കാലത്തിന്റെ ഈ ഒന്നാം ഞായറാഴ്ച്ച സഭാസമർപ്പണത്തിരുനാളായിട്ടാണ് തിരുസ്സഭ ആഘോഷിക്കുന്നത്. തിരുസ്സഭയെ മനസ്സിൽ കണ്ടുകൊണ്ടെന്നോണം ഇന്നത്തെ സുവിശേഷത്തിൽ ” നീ പത്രോസാണ്. ഈ പാറമേൽ ഞാൻ സഭ സ്ഥാപിക്കും.” എന്ന് പറഞ്ഞുകൊണ്ട് ഈശോ തിരുസ്സഭയ്ക്ക് രൂപം കൊടുത്തതിനെയാണ് ഇന്ന് നാം പ്രത്യേകം ഓർക്കുന്നത്. ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ സ്നേഹ സന്ദേശവുമായി ലോകം മുഴുവനും നിറഞ്ഞു നിൽക്കുന്ന തിരുസ്സഭയിൽ അംഗങ്ങളായതിൽ അഭിമാനിക്കുന്നവരാണ്, സന്തോഷിക്കുന്നവരാണ് നാമെല്ലാവരും. തിരുസ്സഭ എന്നും ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ സ്നേഹത്തിന്റെ, കരുണയുടെ, നന്മയുടെ പ്രതീകമായിട്ടാണ് ലോകത്തിൽ നിലനിൽക്കുന്നത്. അതുകൊണ്ടാണ്, ലോകരാഷ്ട്രങ്ങളും, ലോകനേതാക്കളുമെല്ലാം, ലോകസമാധാനത്തിനായി, മാനവ സൗഹാർദത്തിനായി സഭയെ ഉറ്റുനോക്കുന്നത്. കഴിഞ്ഞ വെള്ളിയാഴ്ചയും ശനിയാഴ്ചയും ലോകം മുഴുവനും തിരുസഭയിലേക്ക് ശ്രദ്ധ കേന്ദ്രീകരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു. ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ പ്രതിനിധിയായ, വിശുദ്ധ പത്രോസിന്റെ പിൻഗാമിയായ ഫ്രാൻസിസ് മാർപ്പാപ്പയെ അമേരിക്കൻ പ്രസിഡണ്ട് സന്ദർശിച്ചത് കഴിഞ്ഞ വെള്ളിയാഴ്ചയായിരുന്നു. ഇന്നലെ, ശനിയാഴ്ചയാകട്ടെ, നമ്മുടെ ഇന്ത്യൻ പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി മാർപ്പാപ്പയെ സന്ദർശിച്ചു. മാർപാപ്പയെ സന്ദർശിച്ച നേതാക്കളുടെ ഉദ്ദേശം എന്തുമാകട്ടെ, അവരുടെ ഹിഡ്ഡൻ…

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