Thursday, March 27, 2014

Msgr. Pope calls our attention to how we are stressed by tech with hyper stimulation. 
Our overall paces are frantic as well. With modern communication and transportation, unreasonable expectations of our availability quickly crush in on us. We are often expected to be on conference calls, using various “GoToMeeting” formats in the morning, and then by afternoon be 40 miles away at some other meeting or activity. With modern communication cutting across time zones, it is not uncommon that people are expected to be up in the middle of the night attending to business matters with people on the other side of the world.
Thus, in these and many other ways, our lives are harried, distracted, and not just overstimulated, but hyper-stimulated. It is a kind of death by a thousand cuts.
All of this leads to many unhealthy and unholy behavioral issues. While many, for our purposes here, we can distinguish three main areas: distractions, doldrums, and debasement.

You can read more at his excellent blog here
Hyper-stimulation is an increasing evil

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Jack and I do enjoy the modern convenience of a computer to keep us from being isolated since we don't get visitors and I refused to be harried or rushed thank you! I like to take life slow and easy and savor my Lord's world!


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