For those who know me well, you know I’m constantly curious about most things happening both online and off.
My trusty iPhone in hand and a book in the bag for those subway rides to and from work, a full RSS feed and a few tweets marked as favorites at the end of the day..
My mind is constantly working in this sphere and I quite like it being that way.
I’m not more stressed and I’m actually quite structured (if I may say so myself), and I have a lot of the tools I find online to thank for that.
I think all this talk of “poor kids these days”, they have so much information coming at them from all angles all the time, is a big misunderstanding.
What if you see the coming generations as having the opportunity of being fine tuned in all social aspects. Fully understanding social cues, popular as well as traditional culture. Having the world available at the tip of your finger. Literally.
The one thing I’ve been pondering lately though is the need for deep thought. The kind you go into when you’ve had some downtime. You start thinking in a slightly different way.
Sure, we have methods for quickly getting to insights that might have taken ages to get to before, but aren’t we missing out on some dimensions of the thought process?
A deeper understanding of a subject for example. Deep rooted context.
Or is it all about finding your own personal balance?
(wow, that sounded very zen, didn’t it?)
What do you think?
I’m still pondering this one, and I’m not sure I’ll ever find a “clever solution”.
Or is there even anything to solve?