posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 03:54 PM
Aside from all the bickering and back and forth about the grammar, something I’ve noticed is that there seems to be a disconnect between two
different learning/communicating styles- those who communicate and learn better through written word(reading and writing) and those who watch/listen
I’m not completely sure what rhyme or reason there is for which style better suits someone- but me personally(ADHD and not medicated for it any
longer)- written word and reading are what I find both beneficial for learning and communicating. I can’t hold my focus on listening to a speaker in
real life (as in school lectures or seminars) but can follow a pamphlet or paper description much better. Examples would be such as when you go to new
employee orientation and they lay out the benefits packet in front of you- from experience MOST People I know can’t comprehend that dictionary of
information- but can back and forth with a presenter and take in the information about their insurance or 401K just fine. Me on the other hand, I am
lost throughout the entire presentation and have to come home and read the packets- and then I completely get it.
I have always felt as if being that way put me in a tiny minority, though, and I think the influx of video news and tutorials is pandering to those
whom have the opposite learning style.
For example my husband will forego paper instructions to something he needs to put together and find a YouTube video. You show me a video of something
and I can’t follow, but I can pull up step by step instructions and viola.
I say all of this to imply that I think the majority crowd of people who learn through soundbites rather than written word have used tech to do what
was more difficult in the past- by making information accessible through a variety of different ways.
As far as the lack of depth, I think that can be explained by the want and need to manipulate opinions- and taking advantage of a generation that does
not have or make the time to read but can listen to whatever they choose in the background of whatever- driving, working out, working, etc.
Reading takes more focus and more imaginative visualization, and I think fast paced, modern lifestyles, leave us lacking in those areas.
My grammar and paragraphing sucks also, OP, and I hope everyone goes easier on me than they did you. Lol