Repost from September 2013
Just a few days ago I realized I was bored with the internet and my mobile devices. Together they have contributed to my font of trivial knowledge. But it has been a very long time since I delved deeply enough into a topic to fully understand it, or to contribute to it with original ideas. And perhaps most important, I have been losing my sense of nuance. All discourse seems to fall on one side or the other. Intellectually I have been anything but mindful. In fact, the constant barrage of information, updates, and check-ins, and the 24-hour availability of me and everyone I know have turned me into a cognitive fight or flight machine.