“Whether or not it draws on new scientific research, technology is a branchof moral philosophy, not of science.” ~ Paul Goodman
During my sixteen years in the classroom, I’ve witnessed the unbelievably rapid transformation of mobile phone technology.
At one point, I overheard a brutally honest conversation between a group of senior boys. They felt the constant urge to text, check their texts, and interact on social media. What quickly became obvious is that they were scared of solitude. By their own admission, they literally could not stand to be alone with their own thoughts. I felt honored that they felt safe enough to share this information, but it was somewhat disturbing to hear admissions of such dependency on technology. These young men craved external stimuli and felt alone and empty without it. [Read the rest at Intellectual Takeout …]
I’m beginning an exciting new chapter in my life. After many years of teaching in one context, I’m venturing into different areas–writing, speaking, and on-line teaching/mentoring. Thanks for joining me on this journey!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton