t’s hard to imagine a world before airplanes. Every day we can look up and likely see one ferrying people somewhere. Human flight seems so normal now, yet in McCullough’s book we get to witness the reactions of people to seeing a man fly in something for the first time.Read More
…This is the birth of Socio-biology and the cultural justification of Hedonism. Nature seemingly has a mind and it does not request things of you, but rather commands, and you are not a free actor who can disobey it. In this way, Science, which is supposed to uphold reason, became the means by which reason has been dismissed.Read More
Every small change to your systems and every success in those small changes is a "vote for the kind of person you want to be”. Over time, you’re no longer voting for that person, you are that person.Read More
Newport uses his data to make three things very clear.
1) Most people drastically underestimate their screen time usage.
2) Most people drastically overestimate how useful and necessary much technology really is.
3) Most people have created a new “normal” for themselves in which they are unaware just how much technology has hurt their ability to focus, be productive, and be creative.Read More