20 Reasons for Decline in Reading Habit

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20 Reasons for Decline in Reading Habit

W. Somerset Maugham said, “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all miseries of life.” Reading habit has been a great help in developing knowledge. But today, in an age when browsing the net, playing with funky handsets and passing non-stop SMS seem to be the order of the day. The internet boom, interactive medium of images, TV and the silver screen filling the minds of the modern youth, taking majority of their free time we have to think seriously how the growing generations will find time to read. While technology is taking control steadily over individual lives, the reading habit is fast vanishing into thin air. I used to sigh at the city libraries
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10) Many complain that in this fast life where to find time to read. Everything has become instant and people are losing their patience to spend time in reading and learning things.
11) Years ago people used to discuss about what they had read which induced others to read. But today TV programs and other things occupy their discussion.
12) Some allergic conditions restrain people from handling books as they may have fungi or virus.
13) Nowadays we find most of the people wearing spectacles. Their eyes are easily strained. They find it easier to spend time in something else than in reading books.
14) The attracting images in the internet along with information in changeable fonts are easier and more practical than reading books.
15) Change in lifestyle is another reason for this decline. Decades back there were a lot of magazines and books kept on the table in houses for the use of parents as well as kids. They had time and there was no other time passing. But to day the situation is different.
16) Parents themselves should be exemplary to foster up the habit of reading. When they do not show any interest in reading how can we expect the children to read? But where is time for them for reading in their pursuit of life struggle?
17) The tough and intense competition in the job-seeking system of education (in the Indian context) has further deepened the insecurity among the middle class families discouraging the habit of reading
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