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Defined by Google

Steve Hodgkinson | Aug. 20, 2008
We are what we eat ... but are we also what we Google? Steve Hodgkinson ponders the parallels between our thickening waists and our thinning attention spans.

Obesity is a growing problem ... no pun intended. Many of us appear to have lost a sense of practical wisdom about biological and nutritional realities. Surplus energy intake is stored as fat. Some foods are better than others, indeed some will insidiously shorten your life. Walk when you can. Take the stairs not the lift. It may not be necessary, but it is good for you.

Are we now starting to see the need to develop practical wisdom regarding the impact of the Internet on our brains? Too many RSS feeds just clog up your thinking. Some sources and stories are better than others, indeed some will insidiously warp your personality. Popular does not necessarily mean factual, good or right. Exercise your critical faculties. It may not be necessary, but it builds wisdom.

 

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