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Digital Technology

Post by danieLion » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:58 am

As I’ve watched my mind stay on the computer, I’m convinced that spending a lot of time looking at screens changes the quality of the mind in a dramatic way for the worse. At least, in my mind, it kind of hypes it up; kind of increases the agitation or the speed. It’s kind of like a more superficial level of the mind is on caffeine, and I don’t think that that place to operate from, for me, is a very good quality place to be. It’s kind of like I’m pulled out from the rest in my heart that I feel--where I feel much more peaceful and settled and at ease. Maybe other people don’t have that issue...have different brains...or it depends on what they do. But I have to be careful with how much time I spend engaged on the computer, because the way I engage on the computer--I just don’t feel good about it.

Sometimes people have these addictions to it. So the preventative is limit how much time your on TV or on the computer or whatever if it’s not healthy for you to do it.
Gil Frondsal, Right Effort [20:24-21:32]
November 26, 2012


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