Megan Graham suggests at least an occasional slowdown

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In an award winning essay Slow down, you’re just in time Megan Graham ponders the negative effects overuse of communication technology can have on individuals, families and society.

Psychology recognises that at a certain point, emotional and mental overstimulation leads to a sort of detachment and emotional numbness as the brain and central nervous system can only respond to so much.

… Human beings need time to ponder, switch off, unplug and simply breathe. Slowing down doesn’t mean stopping (it is called the slow movement, after all). By all means, take action — but perhaps try taking your time, too.

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