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In his 2010 address to representatives of Jesuit universities worldwide Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJ Superior General of the Jesuits discussed imagination He believes that exercising an imagination which grasps reality and involves a refusal to let go until we get beneath the surface is a crucial element of Jesuit education In the same speech he worried that todays instant and global communication technologies discourage such deep reflection and engagement with the real and instead foster a globalization of superficialityPrompt To Fr Nicolas imagination requires going to the depths of reality and recreating re-imagining it Do social media and instant communication pose obstacles to such reflection and serious thinking How can college students practice serious reflection in our always connected and instantaneous worldEssay The ongoing debate on how technology such as social media and instant communication is affecting individuals deep thoughts and reflection has made many people question whether or not technology is causing harm to our modern society While many might agree with Fr Adolfo Nicolas on his belief that instant and global communications are discouraging deep reflection and serious thinking the thought of the possibility that peoples lack of self control is what is hindering deep thought and reflection is being overlooked Those people dont want to acknowledge the fact that they are the ones at fault Technology itself is not what is stopping people from achieving a state of deep thought it is the way that it is being used that does the harm Its being used in a way that encourages laziness and its users are blaming the invention for their inability to engage in serious thinkingA typical human loses focus every ten seconds This is what makes serious thinking and reflection difficult For instance when an individual tries to answer an open ended question which requires deep thought to successfully stay on track on their thought they must constantly decide on whether they should continue their deep thought or
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