Thursday, October 8, 2020

Did You Know

 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.



28 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

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.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I remember being unable to read. I was five and it was awful. LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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.

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice Work. No Internet Here. Have a great day

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The percentage is even higher here - sad, huh?

Birgit said...

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.

Jeanie said...

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.

Jamie Ghione said...

That IS shocking.

Christine said...

That is shocking and sad.

Sandra Cox said...

Who'd a thought in this day and time. Sad.

Sandra Cox said...

It is shameful and kudos to your parents. A special gift indeed.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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 ♥♥♥

D.L. Finn said...

That makes me sad. I love reading.

Sandra Cox said...

Ha. You sound like me.

Sandra Cox said...

That is just so wrong on so many levels. Good on your grandmother for teaching you.

Sandra Cox said...

No internet? Yikes.

nashvillecats2 said...

I can't imagaine what it would be like not to be able to read.
One of life's pleasures.

Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Very:(

Sandra Cox said...

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;)

Sandra Cox said...

It sure is, Jamie.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes, it is.

Sandra Cox said...

Devastating is the purrfect word to describe not being able to read.

Pat Hatt said...

I know a few who can't. They have tricks to hide it, but you can tell.

Sandra Cox said...

Right there with ya, bud.

Andrew said...

Worse, there are plenty in first world countries who can't read.

Sandra Cox said...

I can't either, Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Sad:(

Sandra Cox said...

Exactly.