Today’s technology has not scaffolded us to greater capabilities, but is prompting a devolution towards a lesser form of human. Viewed as a controlled substance, new technologies support our quest to live fuller and grow more capable. Yet, like any drug, unbounded use promises only dependency, distortion, and self-fracturing. We are becoming less as a species. Less able to focus, to dialogue, to move confidently, to deal with life’s inevitable adversity, to perceive life accurately, or to think and engage ideas of any depth. We must actively seek a path towards living the fullest life possible—to avoid the traps that waste our time so we can get the most possible life out of our life—to live in a manner we can be happy with upon our deathbed.Read More
We can use social media as a soapbox to preach and denigrate and a platform to complain and criticize. All of these simply create an ever-increasing swirl of negativity.
Or, we can use social media as a tool to share, learn, and create more positivity in our life.
This distinction comes down to your motivations in creating a post or commenting on someone else’s. Ask yourself, am I aiming at inclusion or exclusion? Do I wish to add value to the world or am I posturing, pandering, or provoking?Read More