Do you find that the internet is changing your ability the ability to concentrate deeply and be reflective?
Nicholas Carr argues that the internet is rewiring our brains and making it harder for us to sit down and read novels, or do anything that requires long concentration or contemplation. I guess perhaps meditation might fit into this category of activities.
I have found that I can’t read novels any more. I haven’t read one in over a year. I used to read dozens a year. Also, I can’t sustain the concentration to write anything longer than what I write here.
I had chalked this up to getting a brain disorder that was diagnosed a year ago (manic-depression). Yet, maybe I am pointing my finger at the wrong cause. Maybe it’s the internet.
Concentrate. Reflect deeply. Tell me if you find that the internet is affecting your ability to do that? And if so, how?
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