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Feeding the Mind Kindle Edition
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|Kindle, October 19, 2021|| |
- ASIN : B09JYLGDVR
- Publication date : October 19, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 4242 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 24 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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It draws an analogy between feeding the body and feeding the mind. "What care we take about feeding the lucky body! Which of us does as much for his mind?" asks Carroll. "[W]e can continue to exist as animals (scarcely as men) though the mind be utterly starved and neglected."
Taking lessons from the way the body best processes food, he offers these suggestions for a nutritious mental diet:
* Eat the PROPER KIND of food. I would've liked to see some of his own personal favorites listed here, but I guess that would've affected the generality of the advice.
* Eat the PROPER AMOUNT of food. He warns against gluttony, or over-reading, which can lead to weakness of digestive power and even loss of appetite. He mentions the idea of a fat mind, one that has become dull and sluggish as a result of too much reading.
* Don't eat TOO MANY KINDS of food AT ONCE. He likens this to having a tiny bit of everything in the one meal rather than more of one thing, the result being there's not enough of anything to satisfy your taste buds.
* Allow PROPER INTERVALS between meals to aid digestion. He suggests that even a five-minute break every hour reinvigorates the mind.
* CHEW your food to aid digestion. That is, think very carefully about everything you read. He suggests a solitary walk for an hour, thinking over a subject. Thinking over a subject lets your mind organize the information properly, creating associations and facilitating recall.
Carroll's trademark wit isn't missing from _Feeding the Mind_, either. He'll have most readers laughing at least once.
A totally delicious treat. I wish only that he'd said more.
The introduction by William H. Draper (1855 - 1933; I believe an English vicar who wrote quite a few hymns) was mostly a suggestion to read "Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter Writing" also by Lewis Carroll, Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing and was fun reading because of the archaic tone of WHD's comments.
Lewis Carroll in Feeding the Mind gives 6 tips on how to make and keep our minds young, healthy and working in good order.
Well worth the 15 minutes it took to read the entire offering.
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