People don’t read to grow is the issue for me. Even the educated in our society accept as fact tv and online news stories that are relatively easily dispelled as fiction. Reading tends to expand anyone’s knowledge base and inevitably we question that which counters it. Without reading, we are limited to whatever information we are told, far too often by sources who know very well they can sway opinion through some believable, or even unbelievable versions of the truth.
I would add to the article, prevent yourself from being misled, read and read multiple sources on the same topic. It is the only way to get to the truth.