Nothing comes close to beating the charm of newspapers 📰. My day is almost incomplete if I do not go through a newspaper. Even if incredibly busy, I make it a point to scurry through all pages.
Editorials, comic strip, quotes and quotations, advertisements, horoscopes- they all act as fuel to my brain to start my day. I try and get up early to read newsletters and drink my tea in peace, before the morning madness takes over. It is a tad disappointing for me that more and more people, including my better half are opting out of the hardcopy of newspapers to read a digital e- copy. The benefits are mostly eco -friendly sustenance and being less time consuming and more tailored to your particular needs and wants.
But does that ever come close to reading a newspaper with your eyes in the morning light and holding it with your own hands. For me reading newspapers is a treasured experience. When idle, I like to highlight some lines or some words that I particularly liked, with my favorite colored pens and would later carry it over to my personal space.
Is the same thing possible for digital reads? Can you really go over all pictures in detail. Can you ponder over your e- quick reads. Can you just experience the calm of scouring all headlines and finding something catchy to read and explore later?
With more and more technological advancement, rather than having more time to do things we please, we are being tutored to do more stuff according to technology. We are obsessed with Instagram images and fanciful Facebook and troulesome Twitter. It is easy to have an opinion but difficult to properly research and complement your thoughts. It is easy to abuse or shame someone, but difficult to find forgiveness and true acceptance.
It is sad that nowadays, most of us are living at a sensory level- feeding instant impulses. Giving superficial opinions and not deeply caring for a thing in the world. In my opinion, a regular habit of newspaper reading makes us more balanced, more discriminating. We build up our capacity for clear steady thinking. The heated newsroom debates on the idiot box, however, do the opposite.
What do you people think about it? Do share your views. Am I the only one religiously glued to newspapers?