No matter what you think of Ariana Huffington’s politics, you have to admire some of her ideas. I found this quote to be especially interesting in response to the question, “Is technology making us stupid?” Her answer was, in essence, not necessarily but we need to know when to turn it off. This makes good sense but what was interesting from an MI perspective was her reasoning for putting technology in its place: ” It’s not like we are going to become Luddites. But we are going to recognize the importance of unplugging from technology, reconnecting with ourselves and our inner wisdom.”
In these few words, Huffington succinctly states the importance of the intrapersonal intelligence to being healthy and accessing our “inner wisdom.” Well said.