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  1. To fall, you need to be on top. To degrade, you need to be developed. An illiterate person cannot degrade, he has nowhere and nowhere to fall from. If you don't read the classics, but it is desirable, you will simply remain at a low level of development.

  2. Of course not. Most likely, they just won't always be able to perceive references and quotes from classics, and participate on equal terms in conversations. But it's not fatal. If they feel the need , they'll turn to the classics. There are too many things and areas of knowledge that develop intelligence in the world to be sad about the classics.

  3. No, it doesn't” degrade”, of course. To “degrade”, you must first overcome the stage of degradation, to fall-you need to climb. No one has ever died because they didn't read the classics at school. But those who read at least something classic didn't get any worse. The winner will always be someone who can parry with the help of a mournful Dostoevsky, insert a couple of quotes from Chekhov, understand the subtlety of hints from Tolstoy. Don't worry, you won't “degrade”.

  4. Of the necessary subjects in school, without which it will be impossible to build a good career – only mathematics until the seventh grade. You can solve linear equations – you have a chance of success in life. Russian will be corrected by an automatic word proofreader, and everything else will be taught at the institute and at work.�

    If you don't read much, you'll probably have a bad syllable. If you use bad language , you will irritate your interlocutors and will not be able to convey your brilliant ideas to the public. If you are a genius team builder, you can find someone who will do it for you.

    Intellectuals will look at you as a fool, especially if you don't understand their jokes and try to pass off as “new original ideas” something that everyone has read in Dead Souls. If you have a great charisma, you can make ignorance your thing.�

    If you don't read enough, you will develop little depth of reflection and emotional life. People around you will seem like meaningless, irrational romantics, and then you will have an emotional crisis and you will eat up the first rubbish that will allow you to calm your heartache: crazy personal growth trainings, drugs, or other people's advice. Or an emotional crisis will not happen and you will not understand what young ladies, parents and friends want from you all the time, if the world is so simple and clear, without halftones. If you have a great empathy or ability to manipulate – you will live without grieving and will not notice anything like this.

    In general, there is absolutely nothing wrong with not reading books from the school curriculum.

  5. I don't know how old you are, but you must still be in school if the question is so acute :)�
    Well, first of all, if it's any consolation to you, I can say that the school curriculum is not entirely correct, of course. Many works are difficult to perceive at 13, 14, 15 and even 18 � – well, there is still no experience of the feelings that the characters experience, and in general the system of values and interests is different. The older you get, the more the angle of view changes. So if something doesn't go well at all, then maybe it's just not the time. It is also important that Russian classics – and any other – need to be studied in close connection with history, with knowledge of the general context, and the plot itself and the idea of the work are much clearer. Often, this is also a failure. Teachers of both subjects play rather big roles.�
    But, nevertheless, on the other hand, there is a lot in the same school curriculum that I would like to thank the compilers for. It can't be that you don't like anything at all. The 19th century is not going on – read about the Patriotic War, about the pilot Maresyev, read Gaidar, Rasputin, Solzhenitsyn-as an option. I can't guarantee 100%, but in my opinion, both in the curriculum and especially in the summer literature lists, there are always excellent foreign authors who wrote on” more intimate and intelligible topics for a teenager ” (travel, adventure, navigation) – Jack London, Mark Twain, Jules Verne-yes, anyone! And how many contemporary authors. The problem, I think, is not so much in reading the classics, but rather in non-reading in general. It's one thing if you don't understand Tolstoy or Griboyedov very well for various reasons. But if you're a heavy reader of King, that's good enough. And here's the thing: the more you read good authors-the more you want, there you will come to the classics, and catch up and overtake. If there is a lack of interest in reading at all or a narrow interest in low-genre literature of terrible quality-then it's bad.

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