Ali Cornish with Want Less shares the case for independent thinking.
Episode 1556: The Case For Independent Thinking by Ali Cornish with WantLess on How To Remove Digital Distractions & Be Present
Claire lives with her wife and dog in Yorkshire, UK, and is on a journey towards simplifying her life and beating debt. Along the way, she is exploring ideas like minimalism, escaping the rat-race, logging off from the screens and resisting the pull of 21st century consumerism.
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centuries ago, Renee, Descartes coined the phrase. I think. Therefore I am. He believes that the first
Finding aspect of humanity was that we are creatures of thought,
The only reason we know we are truly alive is due to the fact that we can think about our existence, our ability to see
independently, defines our humanity, our ability to say
independently is being challenged. Far from the sixteen hundred
the current made his philosophical proclamation in the two thousands? We often don't take advantage of our humanity messy previously defined it oftentimes when we are called to think about something or come across a question to be answered. We quickly pull out or devices and
mask Google pretty much everyone I know. Does this myself included this practice while very convenient and expedient
actually may cause more harm than good quickly. Turning to
go for? The answer is evidence that we are losing the patients, the ability and the will to engage in
dependent, deep thinking I
Therefore, I am has turned into a google. Therefore I am wise, deep thinking import,
deep thinking is an indicator that we are engaging retaining and build.
Palm learning opportunities, if we don't pause and attempt to puzzle out
as for ourselves, we lose a valuable.
opportunity to enhance the power of our minds, the media
This data is changing our ability to think independently and engage in deep attention Alex
this further use an example. I bring up quite a bit men teaching if we want to become physically stronger, we have to eat right and exercise. We can't just take supplements expert
lasting results. The same idea goes for our minds:
we want to exercise our minds and become mentally stronger, retain more information and be able to think
independently, we have to take the time to listen.
Actively in red closely. We can
simply do an internet search for the information we seek and expect our minds a flourishing, gets through.
longer with lasting results, is easier to
Shirley. So we do it.
Access to data has its drawbacks, but it can of course be very useful in certain situations when
How I arrive at our restaurant of choice, solving into the thought of freshness and salsa into our horror. The lights are off windows. Shuddered is closed. We need a plants dad
so he gets on yelp and I get on. Google maps were quickly select somewhere. New situation solved case closed and we are able to ease instead of starve to death is a technology which
now think of another scenario. Josh, and I are hanging out with some old friends. We have
each other in a while matter, really fun conversation animated with ebb and flow
everyone is engaging on multiple levels:
my delight. I find out that one of the group actually live down the street for me in San Diego some fifteen years ago, so I sneak into my phone
pull up a Google image of my old apartment to continue the discussion by his
to share. The conversation, has shifted more of them instantly out of place of my
blurry. Google image looking around for a new threat,
discussion. I see there are others just as does engaged as I am on their phones, when we
draw attention to our phones. We raw
ourselves of a fulfilling naturally evolving conversation, shifting our attention
to our devices. Even for a little while altars and natural flow of things, we lose
her friends said, felt and meant we lose the eye contact so important for creating empathy
we seek to actively listen, resulting in our company thinking. We are interested in what they have to say, showing your friends. There
dont care at all about them. We something independently and rob ourselves as a very attribute that defines our humanity
I don't need to look up a photo of my old apartment at TAT very moment and said I could have continued
conversation about San, Diego and what it meant to both of us. We
shared our memories and created a meaningful exchange. When I want
information. I didn't dig into the back of my mind to conjure up a verbal image of my apartment. I found it easier to search for
picture online lame. My friends deserved better than this. According to
mighty. Professor sherry Turkle quote
percent of Americans say that during our last social interaction, they took out a phone and eighty two percent
that it deteriorated. The conversation they were in and quote studies indicate that.
in a silent form, place screen down between two people at a table causes them to share less with each other. The result
phones, mere presence in a conversation, is feeling less connected, less interested, less empathetic unless human
How can we reclaim our humanity and our ability to think
we'll strategies that are sure to limit distractions caused by the presence of cell phones number one. If you're going out, leave your phone at home or in the car,
or be content that is resting quietly in your pocket or purse. This will take some willpower number two
if you're staying home and don't wanna be distracted by your phone leave? It upsets,
there's or in a room seldom visited this takes us
a less willpower. The number one number three
is the airplane mode setting which disables, Bluetooth, wifi and telephone settings. The problem with this is that
you can just turn airplane mode off any time spent a combined
someone number one or number two for optimal effectiveness. Number four turn on duty
disturb. While you are in the presence of others, the setting in them
calls and tax and to your device may use this small. The time number five set quiet hours on your phone
for example, I set my quiet hours from nine p m to eight a m. So am I
but to receive calls or tax between those times said he. My quiet, ours is done wonders for my sleep
and my overall wellbeing number six. If he must have your phone with, you turn off the road.
Occasions will be at the mercy of your phone. Remember, our food,
exist for us
the other way. Around number seven
there's power in numbers. If you're out with friends have a
verbal agreement about phone, such as no visible phone,
the table or if you must use your phone step outside enumerate. If you have the right of women
set up an aversion therapy situation in which you receive a shock everytime. You pick up your phone, I'm just getting on
setting boundaries helps us reconnect with experiences and people
in the real world.
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