Perhaps it sounds too much like a cliché to say that in this remarkably fast-paced world, as we live our lives bombarded with digital and other rapid-fire, nonstop stimuli and the relentless demands of our modern-day lives, it's so important to slow things down and reflect on where we are in the moment. But some cliches are profound and worth repeating, aren't they? Thousands of years ago Confucius concluded that true reflection is one of the principal paths toward wisdom. Scott Turner thinks much the same.
In addition to his duties as the director of web communications at Brown University, Scott Turner writes a weekly nature commentary for the Providence Journal. Turner is a former land manager, park ranger and science writer. He lives in Providence with his wife and two children.