By: James Adonis
When I point out the hours (and hours and hours) they squander hypnotised by Facebook, paralysed by television, hooked on the internet, consumed by infantile games and stuck on public transport, they very quickly realise, actually, time is not the issue. The issue is they just don't prioritise what is an immensely enriching activity.
"One day when you have kids, you won't have time either," some say, as though there aren't any parents at all in the world who can squeeze in a book or two here and there. Others add with a sigh: "After a hard day's work, all I want to do is go home and relax," as though reading requires grunt, a herculean mission of sweat and exhaustion.