The other day I asked a student, somewhat facetiously, "Can you read?" The answer was, "Yes, of course I can read." Then I asked, "well, do you?" Lifelong learning involves the activity of regular reading. The elderly who engage in regular reading exercises are something like 32 percent less likely to experience mental decline. Is there anything more enjoyable than losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing book?
Can you read? Do you?