Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Multitasking Prevents Deep Understanding
If you want to learn how to play guitar, you have got to mono-task. You have to practice, and that practice has to be focused. The more your mind links to other things, the less productive your praacticing will be. I know this as a guitar player myself, and as one who has taught guitar for many years.
The same applies to relationships. With people, and with God. Multi-tasking is the enemy of real relationship.
The same applies to academic excellence. I learned how to study while doing a bachelor's degree in philosophy. I gained an ability to mono-task and stay focused on the subject matter. This carried through my Ph.D work. And, into my philosophy classes at Monroe County Community College. No laptops or texting allowed in my classes! You'll never understand the modal version of the ontological argument without extreme focus. The neural-linking brain is a disadvantage to deep learning.
Here are a few things I've written about multitasking.
Multitasking Is the Enemy of Real Relationship
You Can't Multitask the God-Relationship
Solitude and Leadership (and why multi-taskers are poor thinkers)
Overcoming the Main Spiritual Problem of Today, Which Is...
Multitasking Degrades Performance