It was Dr. Seuss who said," The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
This recent article from CNN highlights a disturbing trend; people are reading less.
I don't know what to make of this. I'm not saying that a book is necessarily always a better quality source of information than a television screen or a web page, but I've always considering reading to be more conducive to personal development than watching television or spending time on the internet.
Here's where I get philosophical. In contemporary society, we have unprecedented access to information and knowledge. Wisdom, which is applied knowledge, is another matter. We have more knowledge at our fingertips then ever before, but we don't necessarily have more wisdom. Intelligence and wisdom aren't the same thing.