This book seems awfully scattered at times and I am sure it could have done its job in two-thirds the number of pages it takes up. I didn’t read all of it. But I did come across a review of it and wanted to share a key point:
Guard your mind. Yes, it’s cool to live in the dazzling array of electronics, but while it’s convenient that you can instantly find out how much the Empire State Building weighs that doesn’t mean you always should.
What could be more purely Islamic than the notion of guarding your mind?
Other things that speak to the same theme:
- Steve Pavlina’s case for why social media should be dumped for good
- An article on “what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed“
- The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure by Catherine Blyth
- How wedding planning can become nightmarish if I overdose my mind with Pinterest. More on this later.