By Rhodora Vallejos
I hate to disappoint my friends, neighbors and family but I am not fond of watching “teleseryes” and hearing the lovelives of movie stars on the news on TV and radio. What good and relevance of these to our country? It’s not productive at all.
Maybe I am abnormal as my best friend in college teased me because she claimed I am the only person she knows who does not go crazy on trivial matters and even the social media.
I am a voracious reader, and proud to be one. I read books and other worthwhile reading materials like newspapers and magazines, both online and print. But I am not so fond of reading blogs of some people who mostly talk about themselves and where they went for vocations.
They are like ego-tripping. I find no intelligence and not even stimulating because it’s mostly what they do or see that not much important to readers. I prefer ideas and elevated talk, not plain descriptions or plain “tsismis” and weightless comments.
As a millennial I am expected to do what all young people do-socializing through the internet until our world is reduced to the small scream that is the computer. I cannot stand being trap in this kind of virtual reality and I immediately turned it off and do better things instead, like, you guess it, read books.
One of my favorite novelist is Paulo Coelho, the great Chilean writer. I used to read romance books but I think I have outgrown it. I like to read now with universal outlook and philosophy.
I think young people and even mature ones should read it as it improve and widen their knowledge and understanding of the world we live in and human existence.
I also like to read international current issues related magazines like the Time Magazine and National Geographic, adventure and fantasy. All these readings make one knowledgeful and respectable even ahead of others. Though one must remember to be humble always.
I’ve apologized to anyone who knows me that I cannot be addicted to teleseryes and be interested to so-called celebrity love lives which are predictable and meaningless.
Who wants to be annoyingly ordinary and not move up? At least in terms of ideas and sensibility. Not me.
Editor’s note: The author is one of the outstanding student-participants of a creative writing class.
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