Last time I asked how to manage our screens, so as to avoid a dreadful dumbing down of society?
As always, countermeasures depend on a
- Clear objective and understanding of the gap, and
- Good grasp of the situation gained through experience, as well as, reflection
What should be happening?
- Pascal wants to make music that’s enjoyable for both himself and others (forced) to listen to it
- Pascal wants to build his capability to play the piano
- Yamaha’s splendid keyboards allow Pascal to create enjoyable music – without the slog of daily practice
- Pascal’s capability does not grow
I need to find a capable teacher/sensei who will guide me to greater competence through the old, old way, (well described by Dan Coyle in The Talent Code):
Our Learning Recipe (Talent Code):
- Go slow,
- Stop and fix (mentor), and
In summary, anchored in the eternal learning paradigm, the talent code, if you will, our screens are a blessing.
They can accelerate our progress in any skill. (For example, I can watch Nat Cole on Youtube performing a tune I’m learning.)
Disconnected from the talent code, they can make us stupid.