AS a writer, I hate it when people blindly comment my penned articles without actually reading them.
Reading, regardless of materials, could avoid us from being infected with an unnoticed communicable disease named “stupid”.
Today, reading isn’t just “unnecessary” to some ignorant humans, but being reluctant of doing it could risk them the disease.
Having stupidity for refusing to read should now be classified as an infectious disease as it could severely infect others who share the same symptom.
The symptom called “judge without knowing”. When you have the symptom, you need to be extra careful that you might be easily infected with stupidity unless you are willing to take a medication called “reading”.
There is one planet named Twitter that is full of human beings who suffer severe stupidity due to their laziness or reluctance of reading.
Either could make them an incorrigible judge— they will be so judgemental by making imbalanced judgements or evaluations without reading what’s actually said in published articles.
Especially news of two individuals of two different races involve in a road accident, as long as it is pleasant for them to be a judge with no knowledge or foundational information of the whole true story, being racist is their ‘coolest choice’.
Regardless of who they are, be they religious men in their white jubah or first-class degree medical graduates, being mad by being extremely racist is the only thing our people now are capable of acting.
Most of us don’t realise that the laziness of reading can badly affect our emotional quotient without we realising it.
Someone can be so irrational, emotional and angry whenever he sees headlines of news that are against what he wants to hear.
For political fanatics, if political parties they detest are reported in news of doing something that is against their “desire” or “favouritism”, they would vomit condemnations with angers.
Instead, if they see ‘pleasant’ political news pops up on their Twitter timeline, they would happily say “That’s right!” even they don’t actually click the link to the full news.
Showing anger on social media just because of a “dissatisfying headline” without reading and understanding real contexts or contents of its article is the most chronic stupidity that is badly suffered by reluctant readers who think that they are adequately smart of telling what’s right and what’s wrong.
To me, one of existent forms of arrogance of humanity is having a say without knowledge or experiences.
Knowledge doesn’t come through night dreams nor falls from the blue sky. It has to be delved from a reading of truthful content.
If reading isn’t in the list of your daily “things to do”, then you have to reconsider yourself of just being a silent existence and talking nothing at all.
In the end of the day, only we can decide about either living as a human with cleverness and soundness or remaining stupid forever and ever.
* Amerul Azry Abdul Aziz is an independent writer who now views politics as something that can be researched.
**The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position of Astro AWANI.