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07 August 2007

Brain Exercises

It's been a while since I've written anything here. I don't know why is that. May be my mind is empty, or I am a bit busy. May be I find most of the blogging topics that pop-up in my mind more suitable to my Arabic-Blog. Anyway, I am writing this post to tell you that I am still alive and kicking. And also to post this link, that I've just read now.

Recall that technology facilitates function, purporting to make life easier. As a result, it does to your brain’s wider potential what McDonald’s did to the hamburger: it standardizes it to death. Consider:

* Camera phones: They mean you’ll never have to describe anything again. A picture is worth a thousand words, but those are your words; don’t give them up so easily.

* Text messages: You sacrifice spelling, word choice and description on the altar of convenience. What’s sacrificed today becomes habitual tomorrow.

* Emoticons: Those moronic faces have no business in a world in which true emotions are far more complex; they belong on grade school lunch pails. Are you really “happy,” “sad” or “winking?”

* Shorthand: The likes of “LOL” should embarrass all of us. How many times are you really laughing out loud when you type that?

The following 5-day workout routine features three elements: A small change to encourage mental flexibility, a focus on a perceptive sense to foster the imagination, and a critical thinking tool to apply throughout the day to nourish a healthy skepticism. On the weekends, feel free to be as stupid as you want.

PS1. Don't forget to tell me how did you find those exercises.
PS2. If you are Egyptian (or Middle Eastern), then "Monday = Sunday", "Tuesday = Monday", etc.

Link: - Brain Exercises.

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