I spent a good chunk of Saturday reading through Aplace's archives. I loved them. Even though I had forgotten most of my entries, I was still charmed by them. Such self-regard, right.. I think, though, that were a few pearls of goodness in my pile of posts. Funny observations, thoughtful examinations of issues. I was surprised that 23 year old Fred could be so thoughtful. More thoughtful, I feared, than the current Fred.
Now, I give serious thought to the possibility of tweeting entirely in emojis.I used to be literate and now I simply want to be a modern day cave man, drawing virtual pictures on my minicomputer. Sigh...
Have I gotten stupider. Possibly. I blame the internet. I stopped reading e-books because I felt they were partially to blame and it has helped. But still...I feel as though my brainpower has been compromised.
Other than reading, how can I make myself smarter? Are there activities you partake in that you feel make you more intelligent? I am curious.
One other theory I've considered is that my heavy thinking is more personal. I am thinking about myself more often and those thoughts aren't necessarily good for sharing on a blog. They are too serious or embarassing for public consumption. I am not sure. But I am working through it. Watch this space.