Scott Belsky has written an interesting article titled "What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space."
We are depriving ourselves of every opportunity for disconnection. And our imaginations suffer the consequences.
The relevance to the Academy and the "life of the mind" should be clear. The themes Belsky raises resonate with the message of David Levy's stunning "No Time to Think: Reflections on Information Technology and Contemplative Scholarship." (See the video, read the paper.)
Belsky's article helpfully includes five potential mindsets and solutions to consider. Check it out.