DAILY FOOD FOR BRAINS – QUOTE #5

“There are as many as 700 billion documents on the Internet and that is growing at the rate of 7.3 million pages per day.

Anyone who has spent even half an hour searching the Internet has learned that to find a tiny precious nugget of gold one must wade through a mountain of garbage.

The more we multitask, the less efficient we become at performing any one task.

Our culture is retreating into an increasingly narrow comfort zone, avoiding risk and cutting itself off from the renewing lifeblood of ideas.

Critical thinking is a prerequisite for the continued prosperity of America. This country needs a new generation of citizens trained in the art of critical engagement, debate and argumentation.

Video games are digitally generated special effects created for emotionally arrested males of all ages.”

Think by Michael R. LeGault

Michael LeGault, a consultant to major US companies on health, safety, environmental and quality issues is an award-winning editor and former columnist for the Washington Times.

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This book made me feel both enraged and thankful. Enraged enough to begin sharing these quotes with anyone who will listen about the obvious social challenges we face. Blessed by the fact that I was raised in the 50s and 60s by two loving, educated parents who demanded that I learn the value of reading, debate, critical thinking and focus.

Somehow, we adults over 50 are going to have to figure out how to pull younger people out of their virtual worlds before it’s too late.

I have trouble finding anyone under 40 with the focus to work just one year in order to create radical wealth. But I will not give up until I’ve made a small impact. You can help me by getting these quotes to people under 40. Thanks.

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Statement of Purpose

If you’re new to this blog on Food for Brains, please be advised of my mission.
As an avid reader, author and concerned critical thinker, my goal is to provide daily food for the brain, not steroids for the heart. If it’s positive thinking you crave, please look elsewhere. My objective is to encourage self-reflection, not self-absorption. Mark Yarnell

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