The search for the perfect solution

Is book reading a lost tradition? Why has the convenience of the internet made us lose one of our greatest pleasures?

João Amador
Nov 2 • 3 min reading
The search for the perfect solution
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Whenever we have a question in relation to any and all doubts in our day-to-day life, be it a problem we had that same day, a question about school work, or an issue that remained when watching a television program.... We open our browser and write our question in the magic box.

But why can't we live without the internet? Why does it consume so much of our time and occupy so much of our lives?

Here a few years ago to research about a certain topic, books and encyclopedias, present in the library or in our home, were our saviours, although today they continue to exist, they have become more distant, it is not comfortable to move to a library or we don’t have the patience or time to flip through a book to find what we’re looking for.

Even a dictionary has lost its value, nowadays we just have to put the word in the search bar and we have the result in less than 3 seconds. But in return we lose the power to leaf through a book, we are left without the delight of the smell of each page, where is the pleasure of underlining? Does online facilism break all of this? It is true that we still have access to physical books, but all these facilities that the internet offers are much more desirable. But isn't that too much facilitism?

Millions of questions and research are being asked every hour, at any time we are wrapped up in this online web, but isn't the internet making us less human? It is a question that stays and remains, but it is increasingly proven that we are exchanging physical books for online reading, dictionaries for web pages, and board games for online games.

It is important that there is a balance between the online world and the most archaic physicist, I hope that these ancestralities are not lost in time due to their history and importance, take the time that it will take, there will be no greater pleasure than finishing a book.

It is important that there is a balance between the online world and the most archaic physicist, we all know the great importance that the web has in our lives, the increase in quality and life expectancy that it offers us, the incredible number of doors that this opens us up. It may not seem to anyone reading this article, but I am aware of how essential the internet is in my life, what I try to alert you to is the conjunction of these two worlds, the perfect solution is in the balance between the two and fundamentally I hope not if these ancestralities are lost in time due to their history and importance, take the time it takes, there will be no greater pleasure than finishing a book.

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