Children now have access to technology that was not even dreamed of when their parents were children. This means that our children have a different childhood than we had, and we have to parent differently than our parents parented us.
I’m reminded that this active engagement of thought is not only good for me, but is in fact the way I become me.
In this continued roundtable of Jacobs’ How to Think, I’d like to circle back to the question of online vs. offline thinking.
In addition to the material conditions of enacting thought, we’ve touched lightly on the virtues necessary to enact thought as Jacobs describes it.
It is concerning that the connections that we have to those that we have never met in person are simply so easy to forsake that they don’t seem worth the work of forbearance.
In our fast-paced, information-laden world, we need to be able to quickly sort and categorize what we see and hear and, more often than not, people will get included in this categorization process.