“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor..." - Evangelii Gaudium

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This is your virtual life...

I watched the Frontline documentary "Digital Nation" last night.  If you spend a lot of time online, you should watch it.

I think I spend way too much time online.  I noticed it yesterday when I couldn't make a decision on what I should do next: Check email?  Check news portals for another post?  Clean the house?  Work in the yard?  Paint?  Read?  Take a nap?  Go online?  Oh wait, I was online.

Too much information.  Information overload.  Reading stuff.  Writing stuff.  Writing opinions or news other people have already written.  Re-writing things I already wrote.  Desperately trying to be funny by making fun of someone I disagree with, in order to get affirmation or praise for my: a) humor b) orthodoxy c) stats d) all of the above c) none of the above.

How can you believe when you accept praise from one another? [John 5:44]


  1. Holy carp - you didn't tell me it was an hour and a half long. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

    1. The first half hour of Digital Nation was the best.

  2. Okay - you can watch the segments you want to see. So right now I'm listening to the second segment about the brain (which, I might add, I know all about since Harold and I have studied brain development extensively.) And what am I doing? Listening while leaving you a comment.

    I need an intervention...

    1. haha! Say hello to Harold.


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