I am a retired psychiatrist in the middle of relocating from the educational wasteland of Michigan to Wisconsin, where I attended Medical School. In my practice and a 12-step program I attend, I've had the opportunity to observe the poor reading skills of the majority of the population. I believe that what's missing is the regular practice of reading out loud in a group, which was fundamental to my K-12 education in Central Ohio, all those many years ago. Furthermore, when I read 12step literature outloud, I am often chided because I read with dramatic emphasis. These poor devils were never taught to read outloud. No reading=No learning. The "Twitter" Culture isn't helping. I intend to involve myself in adult Reading Outloud opportunities in my new community, a small town outside Madison, WI, but will, also, immerse myself in the stimulating intellectual culture of nearby Madison.
Reading really is fundamental, n'est-ce pas?
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