This week, the Nobel Prize-winning British novelist Doris Lessing — who responded, "I couldn't care less," when reporters told her she had won the Nobel Prize for literature — passed away at 94. Doris was most well-known for her loosely autobiographical 1962 novel The Golden Notebook, which was shocking at the time with its feminist themes and topics such as casual sex, homosexuality, rape, and infidelity. The outspoken writer was also known for her contemplative words of wisdom on everything from reading to love. As we say farewell to a legendary novelist, we celebrate her life with some her most poignant quotes.
Before you think I'm the dumb one for asking this question, listen-up to what Nobel Prize–winner Doris Lessing recently said about the Internet:
"We are in a fragmenting culture, where our certainties of even a few decades ago are questioned and where it is common for young men and women, who have had years of education, to know nothing of the world, to have read nothing, knowing only some specialty or other, for instance, computers."
According to TechCrunch, Lessing feels that Internet has seduced a generation, making us ignorant to the world around us. I'll let you think about this one for a minute, but I can tell you three things I know for sure. . . .The Internet has enabled me to travel around the world, educated me in so many ways, and keeps me connected to friends and family (plus a million other things)! What do you think? Do you agree with Lessing?