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Future Minds: How the Digital Age is Changing Our Minds, Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It by Richard Watson

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Chapter 7Future Minds

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”

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I said at the beginning of this book that deep thinking is important because it changes things. It makes the world a better place. But there is another reason why it matters. Deep thinking is personally fulfilling. It is our deep thinking that makes us uniquely human. It is deep thinking that gives rise to our awareness of self and for this reason alone we should cherish and nourish our minds at every conceivable opportunity, even when it appears inconvenient or expensive.

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Critically, this means that we need to do less and think more. It means slowing some things down a little. It means occasionally ...

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