It is a bothering cultural reality that we curently live in and more and more people seem to start caring less about that disturbing fact. Let me give you a slight example – how many people have you seen reading Byron for example at the Stansted Airport Parking areas? The answer is NONE. And how many of them have you seen reading, for example, John Girsham? Well, at least a few passing by every hour.
What are these simple observations a sign of? That question seems to need no consideration in order to be answered – we are currently in a process f decline of the classic British literature and works by famous writers are being underestimated and replaced by novels concerned aout sex, business and casual lifestyle. On the other hand, classic literature, especially the British one, contains the values of generations and strongly influences the reader once he ’got the courage'to read something from the 18th century English literature for instance.
The decline in the classic literature distribution, according to many specialists in the area and supporting psychologists, is based upon the changed perception of people and tha change of values that the new age has brought and that now are somehow stronger than ever. People are more concerned about their careers rather than the comfort of their homes, they are more concerned about the computer they are going to buy for their children rather than the language the latter use in school. So obviously, the conclusion is that these people would rather read a work on busness development and career planning rather than a masterpiece of Dickens – simply because more and more of them no longer care of the existential and universal values within the society.
A disturbing truth that today we might not be able to change.
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