Reading different types of material exposes you to different perspectives even if you choose to do nothing with the information. In the rawness of neutral information that challenges your physical, mental and emotional habits, you are given a choice in how you respond. If you’ve chosen not to respond in the past, your conditioned response is likely to go further in the direction you’re used to entertaining. And despite this natural response, anyone can change.
There’s a branch of science called neuroscience. I call it the science of teaching an old dog new tricks. It’s made up of several different branches all coming together to understand neurons and neural circuits. “Neurons that wire together, fire together.” – Joe Dispenza
A topic a little more relevant and personal to the individual are the growing pains of technology. As literal proof of the capacity for use value to succeed red tape, mobile connections from technology have surpassed the human population in numbers.
Mobile phones and wireless radiation are a topic that’s acknowledged in active practice by some of those who manufacture them. In truth, regardless of popular opinion, people have likely become addicted to the blue light since its’ inception in technology. It’s taken the habits of many by the reigns, and don’t worry, no one has to admit it. It shows up in emotional disciplines and the numbers on the large scale. Anyone can observe the correlation despite the timing of scientific studies that come out through their own field observations. There are more studies out now than in 2012. The same applies to topics like meditation.
The amount of time collectively spent on social media reveals the attention economy as it’s measured online. Henry Hazlitt’s successfully observed cause and effect in the raw information of economics before things got too blurry to see the full picture in today’s world. Beyond the sea of methods, the principles of cause and effect ought to apply to economy in all of its’ variants including human attention.
There’s a saying that when the product is free, and you are the product. When you are the product, do you seek opportunities to reap some of the value that you are sowing for others that you are serving? It looks a lot like social media marketing, as an example. Engaging in interdependence like this can foster leadership. This is akin to solely consuming information as a practice can foster followers.
The billions of people using technology on a daily basis ought to be taught how to use them properly. Doing so avoids things like the potential future diagnosis, currently dubbed “Screen Dependency Disorder.” Like screen dependency, when you can observe the effects of a cause in your own life, why wait until others decide to take action on it at a larger level?
The consequences of unhealthy use of technology, before it’s known as such, as led to unhealthy habits that are massively adopted. As unhealthy as a negative belief, the habits can be justified through efficacy as the way it always was – even though technology is roughly fifty to seventy years old.
Thanks to individuals such as Dr. Devra Davis and Dr. Jack Kruse, there’re voices beyond the conventional reason that succeeds technology’s mass adoption. It would also appear that when the masses choose to ignore a situation, the expert becomes more necessary – but as the masses adopt the experts’ playbook, it becomes less valuable and more necessary to continue from the same level. Here’s a shorter video from Dr. Devra Davis.
Regardless of how the truth makes you feel, if it propels you into action it’s succeeded where so many other things might have failed. The only one who knows for sure is you, yourself.
Have you ever heard of a truth expert? The truth is a necessity and is often ignored by several, so its’ expert is also more than an opportunity to showcase a negativity bias.
Develop your own best use practices for things such as smartphones and social media.
Like with any other reception of the truth, we all have a choice about what to do when we receive it.