I’ve been to LAX three times this month. And in five days, I’m going back. 🌅✈️
When information is at our fingertips and we know how easily accessible it is, we stop storing information in our minds because we know we can store it on a hard drive instead. We stop letting it soak in deep because we can always pull it up quickly from a file. We don’t read or research despite praising technology for allowing us to research easier than ever before because we’re so busy saving everything we find, but never taking time to read it.
"Why do I need to memorize multiplication if I can just use a calculator?" I used to ask this question, and though I may still not see the extreme importance of memorizing multiplication (even if I know it already), I see the importance in looking over information I come across.
How many times have you saved an article or seen something and thought, “I’ll come back to this later—it looks so interesting!” only to forget about it within an hour and never actually review it? I’ll be the first to raise my hand to that one. I’ve got so much information saved, but so little of it has actually passed through my mind, let alone sunken in deep.
With information so readily available, I’ve found that we have stopped learning.
The other day I asked Jeff if he would talk to his wife about being my mentor and today she said yes! I don’t know what this will mean entirely, but I am looking forward to finally having a mentor and an influential woman pouring into me. I know I’ve been desperate for interaction that pushes me and encourages me to pursue Christ with vigor. I am excited for this opportunity!
Albert M. Wolters in Creation Regained
It’s a strange thing to come to a place everyone refers to as home, yet feel more out of place than when I was in a country thousands of miles away from friends. It’s a strange thing to discover communication is worse with my family than it is when using gestures and broken English with a local.
A couple days ago I asked my family if we could spend this Saturday together. I suggested we watch a movie, eat dinner, and play games together. Everyone was so excited, and my dad bought extra fireworks so we could light them off, even if it was a day late.
Right before we started this, my mom got angry with me and uninvited me. I was literally kicked out of my own plans.
And this is why I’m constantly out of the house. It seems the more miles that are between me and mom, the more supportive or happy she is toward me. When i was on the other side of the world our relationship was great. When I’m in the same house I’m a disappointment.