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Food for thought

Two aspects of modern life that reoccur in most people’s reflections upon modern life are:

Firstly, the various ways we acquire knowledge, keep in touch with what is happening around us and across the world and choose to spend those proportions of our free leisure (or non-working) time that are ours to do with exactly what we wish;

Secondly, (for those of us who ever attempt to ‘create’ things ourselves) a never-ending quest to discover the best ways of ‘tapping in’ to the inspiration and creativity from which our efforts spring and/or indeed just identify ‘what works best for us’ in this respect.

Overnight I discovered two worthy pieces on the website of The Guardian that covered these very issues. Below please find links to them:

ON THE SUBJECT OF LITERACY AND CONCENTRATION

Maryanne Wolf writing in depth about the modern trend towards – SKIM READING

ON THE SUBJECT OF CREATIVITY

Anne-Celine Jaeger on – WAYS TO GET CREATIVE

 

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Jane spent the bulk of her career working on women’s magazines. Now retired and living on the south coast, she has no regrets and 'would do it all again'. More Posts