It’s very disheartening to see very few people actually reading these days. People’s attention spans are so short they couldn’t even read through a 5-minute article anymore. It’s like you automatically have to write tl;dr:’s if you intend to churn out a paragraph of decent length.
I mean sure, we all know how a picture is “worth a thousand words” ergo a video is probably worth a bajillion words, but I’m pretty sure people who don’t read not for lack of time or energy but simply for lack of motivation and a sense of value in how they consume written word is most likely missing out on the joys of literature.
And I don’t even mean classic literature. Even daily prose can be filled with awe-inspiring content that may well feed one’s mind, heart and soul.
But I guess there’s no going back. Nostalgia is a sad beeyotch.
Oh and before I forget: tl;dr: Just a random rant about how lazy (read: non) readers people have become.
I know this is a very late announcement and a rather obvious one at that, but I’m making it anyway. This blog has moved to RJMarmol.com — yes, back to self-hosting because the limitations of a WordPress.com-hosted blog is just too hard to work with if you’ve gotten used to the functionality and versatility of plug-ins. I have tried my best to stay here because yes, nothing beats free. But it does have its limitations and drawbacks. So, if you still want updates from me and my blog, please head over to RJMarmol.com and I’d be more than happy to welcome you there! :)
Well, what can I say? Turns out I got the Starbucks Philippines 2013 planner (and pen!) after all! I’d say it’s more because of my little boy Emilio who advised me to “finish what I start”. I already had 8 stickers when I felt like I’m not as driven as last year.
“Emotion resembles a wheel spinning free. When the cogs work, action begins, emotion ceases.” – David Lindsay quotes (Scottish Novelist, 1876-1945)
It’s not surprising then that Singapore also has an alarmingly low birth rate, even prompting government to mull over increased benefits for couples having more children. Not to mention the efforts of private companies, like Mentos to pitch-in.
Trade-offs. Maybe we should start taking emotion-suppression pills instead of allocating the budget for RH? . But is that how we should live? Is that all that we are? Is that what we were born for? To serve as cogs in this economic machine?