Here is a question for you: How is your attention span?
Pixels have shrunk my concentration to the size of a rude little pinhole. I
have read enough (in my reading days, before I felt the need to force myself to
shut down my smart phone) to understand the general brain mechanics of all this
instant media gratification.
But to understand it is not necessarily to grab
hold of it. Sometimes, too often, I m rudely inattentive to the living beings around me because I cannot stop looking at my virtual world, waiting for the
next thought to arrive over the transom, having been thunk by someone else.
Purposeful slowing down helps.
Reading a books helps.
So does walking outside and leaving the phone inside. It all takes me back to when I was kid, long before I ever thought to worry that one day something would come over me and try to hijack my brain.