Are we living in a society that is reading less?
Your parents may have wanted you to spend less time watching TV and that is because children who watch too much TV are less likely to concentrate on their homework and etc. I think this applies to adults too because either for work or personal leisure, they spend a lot of time in front of the TV or the computer monitor, surfing the net or doing work. Even at this forum, the majority don't seem to talk much about literature, although some do.
Does going home from work/school mean turning off your mind and letting yourself relax a little or too much (thinkingwise)? Some people always say they watch a movie or watch TV to turn off their mind. So does that concept apply to this forum as well, they don't want to discuss or talk about serious and stuff that requires more thinking and analyzing?
It just seems like we're living in a society that does not promote reading as a leisurely thing, it's always "I'm reading because I have to for this class" or "I have to read this for work", so is it rare for some people to say they I want to read and choose to read?