I am a big proponent of deep reflective thinking. I believe critical thinking is essential to learning. My process for this has always been to read, think, read, converse, think again and then write. That is not happening lately I can’t seem to focus long enough on any part of the process. Back in December I wrote about removing digital clutter to help me focus that did not help much, I find I have even less of an ability to focus on any one thought now.
I struggle to follow a line of thought to its natural conclusion. That deep reflective satisfying process eludes me. I can’t seem to get out of research mode, I click here I click there and I get nowhere.
I feel like a puppy in a yard full of squirrels.
I rediscovered an article Is Google Making Us Stupid which describes the phenomena I am experiencing. It is well worth the read. I hate to admit that it took me a few tries to get through the article – I kept getting distracted.