People Are Way Too Obsessed With Their Books

Three people sitting on the subwayThe book, among humanity’s most wide-reaching and long lasting technological innovations, has adversely impacted the human species in ways its creators could have never imagined.

People laying in grass reading booksFor the flights of fancy that books inspire have meant the demise of
personal interactions and an end to the art of conversation.

Two people sitting on the floor reading as people walk by themInstead, obsessed book readers are alone even when
surrounded by actual human beings.

A girl reading a book in a cafeIsolated in an interior world of their own solipsistic imagining,
they ignore the all too real world around them…

A teenage boy at an airport reading a book… aloof and unaware to its needs and challenges.

A young boy sitting near a window reading a bookGoing so far as to even encourage children to be engrossed by their fantasies,…

A man and a woman looking at a phone… those who read books will sadly never know the sort of authentic interaction, human touch, and shared focus that smartphones and tablets make possible.

Three girls reading a tabletDon’t kid yourself — technology has changed us; but it’s not too late to go back.

2 Replies to “People Are Way Too Obsessed With Their Books”

  1. I think you need to elevate your observations to smart phones. They are the scourge of society. I’d also rather have my kids looking at books than staring in to computers. At least books are educational and cannot be carried everywhere you go.

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