Exploration Two by Matthew Johnson
My name is Matthew, I am 19 and a Sophomore.
A fact about me is that I absolutely adore music and often record on an armature level with friends and by myself. I play drums primarily as well as guitar, bass, and trumpet. The type of music I typically play and listen to is jazz, although I am open to any well-produced music.
Within "The Call to Write" I found page 4 to be interesting. In the section under "Making Lists" it has a quote by anthropologist Sidney Mintz saying: "Making lists must be connected to thinking of time as finite and limited...". And in the next paragraph The Call to Write talks about how Plato was concerned that, with the widespread use of writing, people's capacity to store things to memory would diminish. Mintz and Plato see the aspects of writing that inhibit us through our day to day lives and even effect us in the long term as a society. These paragraphs have made me think about writing in a different way than for it to just be a form of communication or as a tool; literacy has become the root of our society and it defines us. The choice is ours to allow the literacy around to effect us poorly or to change us for the better.