Force kids in school to read crappy, overrated books that are “the best books ever written” solely because they’re “classics” and then call those kids idiots because those aren’t the kind of books they like to read and sit back and wonder why we have a nation full of multiple generations worth of people who willfully and proudly refuse to read.
Tumblr… You make me so sad sometimes.
No no no nonooo. What makes forced reading in school off-putting is that they make you tear apart every little minute detail of the book to analyze meaning. That is BORING. I have read some great books in school but wanted to light my own face on fire because of the pretentious analyzing.
People are proud of not reading because reading is often put on a pedestal. The general attitude towards reading is that it makes you superior somehow. That is condescending and alienating