So I love my iPad, and wonder if I should give it away.
I’ve rejected that option, so I’ve got to come at the management of the onslaught of information (really terrific and entertaining information) in a new way. Between Flipboard’s visual delivery of Twitter and Facebook feeds, not to mention the curated brilliance of sites like Brainpickings, The Cool Hunter, and Psychology Today’s Positive Psychology site (not to mention art that goes on forever), I’m usually in a sort of state that reminds me of a friend’s comment after consuming a very big bowl of macha. Of the caffeine’s impact on her she remarked, “My eyeballs were literally trembling.”
Well, my spiritual eyeballs are trembling, and my philosophical and theological heart is beating pretty hard with the assault of a world gone crazy and beautiful all at the same time.
How can you resist the brilliance of all the gorgeous images? The World We Live In is enough to push anybody into immediate, drop jawed praise. How about the constant smartness (and stupidity, granted) of writers on both sides of the political aisle, not to mention the dazzle of the Twitterverse’s constant critique of…well, everything. Read, look, read, look, read, look. If thinking gets stuck in there somewhere, all the better. But be ready to revise your thinking because more information is on the way!
Come on people, we’re not synthesizing all this, surely. Well, maybe you are.
So help me out. Give me your best shot at what you’re doing to limit the onslaught. And I’m happy to be made fun of for jumping into the stream with both feet (as in, I told you so…), but what I’m more interested in are the practical strategies you’re actually using.
I’m excited to be on the ride that is our post postmodern, digital rocketship (burning intellectually green fuel, surely), but man, I’m thinking I need a slow stroll in the park with some poetry.
But can I live with what I’d miss?
You tell me…