Slow Thinking

How many times have you seen something interesting, say online, and immediately blogged about it… tweeted it… commented on it… etc…

Instead, why not slowly think about it?

Because you’ve got no time, right?  You’ve got to move on to the next thing, right?  If you don’t, you’ll be “behind,” right?

Wrong.

In our society of “go, go, GO”… I’m starting to see a disturbing trend develop.  Overall, the time we spend thinking about things is diminishing.

As a result, we see more “reactionary” thinking… instead of proactive thinking.  We lost deep thinking (for the most part) awhile ago.

Let’s get our deep, slow, methodical thinking back.

Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for “on the spot” decisions, but not everywhere.

And by the way, if we DON’T slow down, and think… that is exactly what advertisers, marketers, and for that matter politicians… want.  Because if you’re not thinking deeply, clearly, slowly… the decisions you make will be based on a limited amount of information that seems convincing on the surface.

TV commercials, or even worse… news media anyone?

But you don’t have to listen to me… and just for reference, my book and this blog are NOT meant to be academic writings.  They are written from experience, and careful observation however.  These things are happening, right now, as you read this.

So I encourage you, don’t listen to me, do your own research… observe your own habits… I’m pretty sure you’ll see what I’m referring to. 😉