Too much information, too little thought

sunrise in the garden at Little Portion Monastery, Arkansas

In any case, silence and stillness are not enough for us. They might be for a little while, as an immediate escape from the din and demands of daily life. But they are means to an end rather than ends in themselves.

The search engine has an almost godlike power to deliver the information we want. But even amid the swirling tides of information on the internet many people find the ultimate questions of life confronting them: “Who am I? What can I know? What ought I to do? What may I hope?” These point to the desire for truth…

I’m “reblogging” today. The above quote is from Carolyn Moynihan, writing on MercatorNet, Friday May 18, 2012: “Too much information, too little thought.”

Which principles of simplicity does the article illustrate?