Technology – Opiate of the Masses

Anchor_Photography_Calvin_Smothers_YPSummit_iphone copyKarl Marx wrote that, “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” In attending recently, however, a mindfulness workshop, it occurred to me that in the twenty-first century, it is technology that has become our opiate. We seek distraction instead of confronting the messiness of life. We numb our senses rather than face our own vulnerabilities. We pretend we are in control when instead we know we are inadequate. Technology is our opiate. Conversation is our antidote. How will you detox and assume a conversation rich lifestyle?

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