Do you guys think someone (without a learning disability) who doesn’t like to read or just doesn’t read is a person of low intellect? I don’t think so but I’m curious what other people think.
I generally reject most constructions of intelligence. Basically if someone is good at a certain set of arbitrary things, they’re called smart, but if they’re only good at other things, then they get called stupid. I happen to enjoy books, and I think they provide mental and imaginative engagement, but so does Youtube, films, conversations, walking around downtown and sometimes TV. So no, I don’t consider someone stupid if they don’t read.