How the internet makes us stupid. My father told us that television rots your brains. Now it has a competitor.

Sometimes I’m doing so many things at once I forget what it is I’m doing. As soon as I sit down to chant Hare Krsna my mind can think of all the important things it forgot to do. For some reason it’s averse to purification. It loves the business, the hussle and bussle of it all, infected with the mode of passion. Yet, I find if I can drag my mind away from the thrum of doing to a more introspective place it can analyse and process a vast range of issues with clarity and precision sometimes without even actually focusing on any particular issue at all.

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The picture that emerges is troubling, at least to anyone who values the subtlety, rather than just the speed, of human thought. People who read text studded with links, the studies show, comprehend less than those who read words printed on pages. People who watch busy multimedia presentations remember less than those who take in information in a more sedate and focused manner. People who are continually distracted by emails, updates and other messages understand less than those who are able to concentrate. And people who juggle many tasks are often less creative and less productive than those who do one thing at a time.Read more at

About Aniruddha

President of the Hare Krishna Community in Melbourne Australia, amongst other things.
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