I live in a culture of skimmers. Not only do we have ADHD, but we are not very good at deep reading.
We can Google anything. We can search online for the main idea of a book – click a link – and get all the main ideas of the book without reading it. In fact, check out how these blog posts are laid out.
If the paragraph that you’re reading is boring, you can skip it or scroll down. Google has disassembled books and articles to make them more findable – and then in turn to learn and know how to better advertise to you.