Reading as a process of becoming
Modern society reads less and less. Why is that? First the parents stop reading, then the children, and then the teachers themselves. If earlier literature was almost the only outlet for a person, today there are a lot of ways to occupy yourself: cinema, radio, television, gadgets, after all. The choice is huge. In addition, these entertainments do not require such efforts as, say, reading.
What consequences can there be for the non-reading generation?
When a person reads, he learns to perceive linear text. Sees its beginning, middle, continuation, finale. Understands the logic of the development of events. While reading, say, Facebook does not develop this ability. The system gives out either a picture or fragments of thoughts and information, which we are content with, not knowing where it all started and how it will end. In short, a non-reading person does not develop the ability to think linearly and logically.