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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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  4. Nice Work. No Internet Here. Have a great day

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  5. The percentage is even higher here - sad, huh?

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  6. 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.

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    1. 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;)

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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 ♥♥♥

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

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  9. That makes me sad. I love reading.

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

    Yvonne.

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

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

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