Saturday, June 25, 2011

Newspapers should be read in the evening

Culturally, almost everyone reads the newspapers first thing in the morning. Newspapers became widely circulated in Europe in the 17th century. The Europeans must have started the trend of selling papers in the morning.

There are good reasons why I think newspapers should be read after the evening meal, instead of at the breakfast table. First, there are always more depressing news than good ones. If you must, why not read something pleasant to start off your day with a happy disposition? Also, in the morning, one has limited time to get ready for work. So why not spend the few precious minutes socialising around the breakfast table? I remember as a kid when I visited my grandparents during the school holidays, breakfast time was a highlight itself. I loved to talk with my cousins as we ate and we had a jolly good time around the table. I do not recall anyone holding up a newspaper at the breakfast table at any time.

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