We need to talk.
All that reading we do online, it's changing us. It's a silent process, more than a decade in the making.
As reading changes, so does writing, thought, mind...
So let's put our phones down for a minute. While we're at it, we'll tell Facebook to take a hike...Medium too. Because this change--nearly imperceptible, scratching at us--it's worth our (undivided) attention. Even if that attention has become...fleeting.
We can see it in our writing, but it goes deeper: the nature of our thought, our ideas is changing. Writing, in the end, is just thought and language on paper--or on a screen.
Thought and language...language and writing... all of it jumbled into a black bag with a velvet interior. Go on, reach in there. Feel around, try to grasp what you can't see.
The contents? That ever-changing matter that is as familiar as it is mysterious?
It's just... who we are, after all.