If we as a human species are suppose to be evolving into a better more innate being that is able to survive its present state, then why is it that people are losing the ability to think?
Take for example the amount of in-depth pondering which we are required to do on a daily basis. In general, we begin our mornings and travel through our days in an established pattern. Once the pattern has been developed, our actions become a no-brainer. (No pun intended). Sure, our jobs may require us to think a bit more beyond our routine, but when the opportunity arises for greater discourse than what our job entails, our minds are no longer working to engage into the conversation.
What has happened to our ability to think quick on our feet and to stimulate our minds in meaningful unshallow discourse? Somewhere along the lines we have belittled the capability of our brains into a world of comfort. Is it the push for technological advancements, our natural tendency to be lazy, or should we just blame Google? After all, why should we bother learning anything if we can find our answer on the Internet? This is the mindset of today’s youth which seems to be leavening the rest of America.
When we take a brief look back into history at some of the greatest minds, there is a relative pattern. Einstein, Plato, Socrates, and many others may have been born with a certain amount of smarts, yet they all had a desire, passion, and drive to learn what they did not know. They journaled their findings and pursued their mistakes all with the purpose of improving their own life and the lives of those around them. Why are we not following along with the same example?
God has given us a brain for a purpose. He does not expect us to sit around humming in a monotone voice praying to Him as if we are religious drones, nor does He want to see us let our brains remain idling in shallow knowledge. He has allowed us an amazing opportunity to enjoy life on earth as we prepare for what eternity holds. Instead of wasting away and expecting the answers to be given to us, we are to prepare our minds for action, being sober-minded, setting our hope fully on the grace that will be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
We only have so many days on this earth to use the gifts we have been given. The mind is truly a gift that we are called to use. Take the time today to add to what you already have and just see if your mind does not grow.
In what ways have you noticed the mindset of those around you changing?