there’s a lot of elitism in “bookworm” culture
like you’re basically worthless if you don’t like to read and this weird little culture kind of ignores that some people really struggle with reading/can’t read at all
- not everybody has access to books. there was a study done that showed 1 book per every 300 low income children. books cost money. books cost time. reading isn’t going to be a priority if you’re low on these two resources.
- learning disabilities are a thing that exist. i used to love to read when i was a kid, before I developed a mental illness that sometimes functions as a learning disability and makes it so difficult to read books that it often frustrates me to the point of tears and i’ve finished probably one whole book in the past 2 years. many, many learning disabilities specifically affect reading, and you don’t know just by looking at someone whether they have one of these disabilities.
- people learn in different ways. you might be really good at grammar (whoopdefuckindoo) and somebody else might spend all their time watching the news and know everything about current events. maybe that person you think is “stupid” because they said they didn’t like reading is an amazing artist. maybe you suck at art. you never know
And before you say “Library!” in response to 1, let me remind you that not everyone has access to one of those either.
Just finished this short story as recommended by a friend.
It was amazing. A true “mindfuck” story.
In the beginning I was a little confused on how the story was folding out, but as it went on I caught on.
3/4 through the short story I half predicted the ending. Then after I finished it all I couldn’t believe it. Like seriously. This shit is awesome.
This is how to write. This is how you tell a story.
I really think that everyone & anyone should read it. Seriously. It’s worth it.
Go, do it. Now. You won’t regret it.