And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. 17 And they began to beg Jesus[d] to depart from their region.
Let us agree that we would be better off if our populations were burdened with a higher level of education. If they knew all the Constitution, all the procedural codes (civil, labor, family, etc.), the Christian Bible, the Koran, the Book of the Dead, the Book of Mormon, and best of all, let’s add two books of every Nobel laureate of the last 100 years. With this people would have enough vocabulary and points of view to face reality from the bottom up. You will understand that you have to take care of the earth and that solar panels don’t have to be expensive.
Here I will be told to read all that will take decades’. And the good news is, not necessarily. You see, the average person can read a text comprehensively at a rate of 200 words per minute. However, with proper training, this same person can read comprehensively up to 1,000 words per minute, and even twice as many, come on, the record is almost 5,000 words per minute. It is a skill that develops, like the one that taekwondists display when they lift their legs and double kick. It is trained, practiced and results are achieved in a certain time.
There are not too many tricks, the thing is to read in groups of words, and the training consists of leaning on certain physical materials that help the eyes to acquire dexterity. Of course, this costs money and that is when we all come in, as taxpayers, to improve things. In other words, it is compulsory for all primary school students to receive the necessary training so that they can read at least 1,000 words per minute. I’ve had my daughter read 1,024 words a minute and she was rubbing shoulders with kids reading 3,000 words a minute.
At this rate, with only one hour a day devoted to it, everyone could finish reading the Bible in a year. As you can see, this would be a revolution from the bottom up, and one that, of course, no politician will propose. Would it be in the interest of the clergy that all their parishioners read the Bible in its entirety, and would it be in the interest of judges and prosecutors that all citizens know the entire constitution and all the codes that govern the country? Too many rules and/or too much scary information, and until they become easy and quick to internalize, we will continue to be tied to the old fine print trick.
But why hasn’t this been implemented privately? The answer is not easy, although the first thing that comes to mind is the traditional «lack of information», the truth is that the first course of fast reading I did in the 90’s with a VHS tape, that is to say, the thing is not so new. Now, every time I mention this subject, people are often incredulous, as if they were talking about something unreal, inconceivable. So I often remember the Christian metaphor of Jesus and the demoniac: do people want their demons cast out? It doesn’t look like it.