- Stupid which could mean silly, or showing a lack of intelligence, perception, or common sense, it could mean dazed, could be used to express anger, annoyance or frustration.
A lot of people do not like reading anyway. We have a problem in America of people desiring to read anyway. I understand by the time kids get into the fourth grade, their reading falls off.
Reading is one idea, reading comprehension is an entirely a new ballgame. Most people can read, but fewer can understand what they are reading. Word meaning from the context is another problem that many have. What was meant by what was written is a problem also. That is why we had to read the book Great Expectations. Google will give me the website that will give me the summary notes. here. So I don't have to think if I don't want to. Where was the Internet in 1960. Crying out loud!!! So maybe there is a problem.
What could happen with our reading on the Internet, we are reading in bite-sized, digestible chunks. Sort of like watching ESPN sports. I really don't like bite sized news. Of course my sister Ellen has never liked bite-sized blogs or letters or talking. Sorry Sis.
This article by Maryanne Wolf said
- When we read online, we tend to become "mere decoders of information." So what happens our ability to interpret text, to make the rich mental connections that form when we read deeply and without distraction, remain largely disengaged.
Hereinis the problem. Why? Well, because as Believers our spiritual strength and life is directly linked to a Book. God has given His Words to me in a long, long, detailed book; and that Book requires deep reading and even deeper thinking. Psalms 1 gives us the idea of how we are to read the Bible. Point to Psalms and see the verses. We are to meditate on God's Word and God's law day and night. What a foreign concept in our text-message world. here