Quote by Thomas Sowell
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
This quote emphasizes that technological advancements and scientific progress do not necessarily result in increased intellectual complexity in the lives of ordinary individuals. On the contrary, it suggests that the march of science and technology can sometimes lead to a simplification or even a regression in intellectual pursuits for most people. As technology becomes more accessible and automated, it can reduce the need for individuals to engage in complex intellectual tasks or critical thinking, potentially diminishing their overall intellectual growth.
I have discovered that when we least care to admit it, we feel more confused than thankful, more caught than called, more worried than gracious. In humble moments when we can no longer gloss over the roughness of life, gratitude has a way of pushing out the real soreness of feeling cheated or inadequate to the rugged realities of the world. Gratitude seemed to be a handy response to dodge the tough things for which there are no simple or comforting answers.