Today you can travel around the world faster than it takes to visit the public library or the small bookshop around the corner. Ah â€“ technology and the internet.
What a time-saver! But it has its drawback too. Like the many distractions that waste all the time we should be saying with modern technology; for example television, video grams, music, and of course we canâ€™t forget the internet. Iâ€™m guessing â€“ the average Dominican reads two chapters of a book per year. Thatâ€™s right. Not even one whole book!
As a young lady growing up, my mom (Jennifer Daisy) had to walk for miles, just to borrow a good book, and she would stay up all night reading. To-this-day, I’m still amazed at the amount of information she retained just by reading. Growing up in a poor family, reading was one of the only ways I could travel the world in my own imaginative mind. It wasnâ€™t until her late forties; when my mom received her Associates Degree in Tourism and Hospitality.
Education is more than a college degree. It is a life-long pursuit! As an adult, donâ€™t be fooled into thinking everything worth reading should be read before graduation. And as a parent, donâ€™t mortgage the future of your children by allowing them to waste their most critical years of development on trivialities. Create a reader-friendly environment in the home, and donâ€™t just read â€“ study.
In a way, itâ€™s hard not to be a little envious of my mom, and the broad knowledge she have gain from reading. On the other hand, weâ€™re a position where we can experience the best of both worlds. We can use technology to do greater things in shorter periods of timeâ€”and then dedicate free time to do more reading.