The world today allows us to be comfortable in forgetting how to be human beings. We have computers that can really do almost anything, so we spend our leisure time exploring different technological options. I forget that our minds don’t function as inanimate objects, such as computers. Droid this, iPad that. Where are the real adventures of reading, traveling (imagination and real life included), conversing with a group of friends, playing a game, etc??
So I am going to intentionally care for my mind. I focus a lot on how I present myself, meaning my body, through self-care, eating healthy and exercising. But I forget about how to exercise my brain. Constantly picking up my phone to play a meaningless game or looking at a silly picture or video on Instagram is not how I want my brain to be working out!
Today was the first day that I initiated “Intentional Mind Control.” I wrote two letters (by hand) to send via U.S. Mail. I began reading Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, who is arguably a male feminist in the Victorian era, which is kind of a big deal. I will then continue this path by going home, cooking dinner with my roommate and engaging in an intellectual conversation about where babies come from. But I am actually going to talk to her and not ask Google, since she’s a bio major. Finally, before I go to sleep, I will close my eyes, reflect upon my day silently, and put my mind at rest before dozing off to sleep.
I want to return to the days when I depended on my knowledge for information. Google ain’t got nothing on me, the future Dr. Ja’el Daniely, PHD Peace and Conflict Resolution.
p.s. Don’t judge me because I just used “ain’t” and “nothing.” I was going for the full effect. It should be: Google doesn’t have anything on me.
– Ja’el Daniely
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