I've been marveling at how short our attention spans are becoming. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that we have an incredible amount of information instantly accessible to us through technology.
|Scooped by Susan Taylor|
There is no dispute that we have instant information accessible to us through technology. Want an answer? Turn to Google. Very seldom these days do we take much time to contemplate the deeper aspects of our lives. So here's a radical thought: UNPLUG!
We have nearly ceased to stretch our minds. What happens to thinking about the bigger picture -- why we're here...where we're headed...what we want to do with our lives? Can't Google the answers to those questions...
Technology is a wonderful thing. At the same time, we have grown complacent. And continuing to rely on technology more often than not is proving to be costly.
So turn off your phone, computer or tablet. Then stop and take a good look around you. "Tune back into your surroundings. Have a live conversation, or simply listen to the sounds of the birds and the breeze. Step away from technology for a while and open your mind. Breathe. Feel your thoughts expanding to encompass everything that is around you. After all, that's what your brain is there to do: monitor the environment and think big thoughts!"