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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.
It is shameful and kudos to your parents. A special gift indeed.
I remember being unable to read. I was five and it was awful. LOL
Ha. You sound like me.
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.
That is just so wrong on so many levels. Good on your grandmother for teaching you.
Nice Work. No Internet Here. Have a great day
No internet? Yikes.
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.
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;)
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.
Who'd a thought in this day and time. Sad.
That IS shocking.
It sure is, Jamie.
That is shocking and sad.
Yes, it is.
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 ♥♥♥
Devastating is the purrfect word to describe not being able to read.
That makes me sad. I love reading.
Right there with ya, bud.
I can't imagaine what it would be like not to be able to read.One of life's pleasures.Yvonne.
I can't either, Yvonne.
I know a few who can't. They have tricks to hide it, but you can tell.
Worse, there are plenty in first world countries who can't read.