"My Daily Use Of Technological Communication ...

Posted by Viral Mehta on Jun 11, 2013
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"My daily use of technological communication has been shaping me into someone more likely to forget others. The flow of water carves rock, a little bit at a time. And our personhood is carved, too, by the flow of our habits. Psychologists who study empathy and compassion are finding that unlike our almost instantaneous responses to physical pain, it takes time for the brain to comprehend the psychological and moral dimensions of a situation. The more distracted we become, and the more emphasis we place on speed at the expense of depth, the less likely and able we are to care." NY Times article: How Not to Be Alone  

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  • Janis Daddona wrote ...

    Very insightful. Thanks, Viral.

  • Jon Madian wrote ...

    thanks! good reminder... :)))