when we can quote a pithy quip found in a tweet
Punch Drunk
John Blythe
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I’m afraid that deeper thoughts will require sitting still and doing the thinking we often avoid. Tweets are fast, they make people laugh or respond in anger, and they give a kind of emotional reinforcement that increases the tweet behavior.

Thinking, going deeper, and taking care to communicate our thoughts to others, both those who agree with us and those who don’t, require an appreciation for delayed gratification.

I fear the ability to delay gratification is getting rarer in our world.

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