originally published by Baptist Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- The greatest struggle the rising generation will have is knowing too much about the world around them -- and so little about their own lives. With a few taps on a phone, we can call up the exact population of Lincoln, Neb., or find out what the purpose of our pancreas is. More importantly, we can jump to any verse in the Bible and find a wealth of commentary about it.This world of knowledge, however, comes with its own psychological and intellectual issues. Specifically, we don't have to remember stuff. We can skate by with a cursory knowledge of things and -- when we need to -- dive deep into a topic and have full knowledge of facts, stats and figures. As our minds, education and cultures adapt to this expansive yet unretained knowledge base there is a critical issue at hand:Forgetting the details of our own lives.If we don't have to retain knowledge about how to make bread or some other random piece of hand-me-down information, we become accustomed to not needing to remember anything. And that goes for our personal lives. Do you remember the new guy at church last week? Do you remember the name of the random couple you went to lunch with last month?Do you know the exact date and time you led someone to Christ?Surprise, surprise: technology has an answer for that.
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