The good news is, this generation reads and writes more often than their grandparents.
The Internet and the social media has ushered in an era of large information consumption. People today consume them mostly by reading.
The bad news is, today’s reading materials pale in comparison with the literature of the past.
The modern society’s epidemic of short attention span has given way to easy-to-read materials. Which may be good to please the world’s need for instant gratification. Unfortunately, these easy reads lack the soaring prose of Wuthering Heights or Moby Dick.
But who cares? The young readers today may not even have heard of those titles. Some may think Wuthering Heights is in Ayala, Alabang, and that Moby Dick is a sex maniac.
In today’s language, sex and maniac come to mind when you use the word dick. I don’t know why, but they do.