Hardly To Be Discerned

“Good and evil grow up together in the field of this world almost inseparably, and the knowledge of good is so involved and interwoven with the knowledge of evil, and in so many cunning resemblances hardly to be discerned, that those confused seeds which were imposed upon Psyche as an incessant labor to cull out and sort asunder were not more intermixed.” – John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644

We’ve Locked Ourselves in a Hothouse June 25, 2013

Filed under: Thinking hard,Wow! — Elizabeth @ 13:23

Two articles I’ve read this week speak powerfully to two related issues: Reclaiming and teaching to the upcoming generations both inner fortitude and a healthy level of detachment from the screens to which we devote so much of our time.

From the second article:
“Louv tells of interviewing thousands of children in the course of previous research. At one point, he received this candid comment from a fourth-grade boy in San Diego: “I like to play indoors better, ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are.’”

 

“A Nation of Wimps”: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200411/nation-wimps

“Nature Deficit Disorder”: http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/06/25/nature-deficit-disorder-is-your-child-at-risk/

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