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Sad fact. Did you know, one in five people can't read?
One of my greatest joys is reading. I can't imagine not being able to.
I knew that the figures were really high. Which in our affluent cultures is shameful. A love of reading is the very best present my parents ever gave me.
I remember being unable to read. I was five and it was awful. LOL
I remember my kindergarten teacher telling my grandmother (grands raised me from birth) that she should NOT be teaching me how to spell words or that I should NOT be reading because it would put me ahead of the rest of the class. My grandmother, who had been many things in her life, including a teacher, was offended. Sad but true, I can believe the statistics.
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The percentage is even higher here - sad, huh?
That is very sad and they are embarrassed. I have had a few people who got taken advantage of with debt because they could not read what they were signing. On a lighter note, did you hear about the foul-mouthed parrots who had to be separated because they were teaching the othe4 parrots the swear words. This was in London zoo I believe.
I did know that -- that was one of the surprising things that came out when I was working for PBS -- the large number of people -- adults and children -- who are reading challenged.
That IS shocking.
That is shocking and sad.
Who'd a thought in this day and time. Sad.
It is shameful and kudos to your parents. A special gift indeed.
thinking of all the places I've been, the things I've seen, what I have learned, and the "people" I've met through books; I too would be devastated, not being able to read ♥♥♥
That makes me sad. I love reading.
Ha. You sound like me.
That is just so wrong on so many levels. Good on your grandmother for teaching you.
No internet? Yikes.
I can't imagaine what it would be like not to be able to read.One of life's pleasures.Yvonne.
It's sad. I think about the migrants who had to sign papers regarding their children when they had no idea what they were signing.The parrots sound like a hoot;)
It sure is, Jamie.
Devastating is the purrfect word to describe not being able to read.
I know a few who can't. They have tricks to hide it, but you can tell.
Right there with ya, bud.
Worse, there are plenty in first world countries who can't read.
I can't either, Yvonne.
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