I have thought a lot lately about depth of thought. Why are so many people apposed to really thinking? Why does it seem like our future generations are headed for a reality similar to that awful movie several years ago called Idiocracy. If you haven’t seen it, it was an awful movie about these two people that were preserved by cryogenics and ended up in the future where nobody thought about anything anymore. Everything in this ridiculous world was decided by computers. I have to say that I would hope our world never got this extreme but I will say that it is a bit scary when you look at teenagers today.
On another note, I was able to view the PSAT scores of a couple of my students today and I realized that their scores were close to the same score my daughter got on the test. The major difference is that she is a freshman and they are juniors. We also got a letter from an organization that wants my daughter to be part of some sort of youth business program this summer. If she participated she would spend eight days at either Stanford, Columbia or University of Chicago. Sometimes I can’t even fathom the opportunities that my children have.
I have always been accused of overthinking, especially by my ex. He loves to accuse me of overthinking everything. I have always resented that statement but now I’m thinking it is not so bad to overthink. I can at least say that I use my brain.