Neil Postman on Information

Neil Postman on Information

This video is of cultural critic Neil Postman discussing how information affects our society (or rather affects it less than we might think).  A previous post on five personal growth traps discussed how information is powerful but how, without action, real growth cannot occur. There comes a point when we're so bogged down in it that we are not really living our lives.  We know so much but we do so little.

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Alan Watts on Society's Avoidance of the Present Moment

Alan Watts on Society's Avoidance of the Present Moment

In this short video, philosopher Alan Watts explains how our society teaches children to constantly focus on the future, ignoring the importance of the NOW.  Eckhart Tolle calls resistance of the NOW a collective dysfunction.  In his book, "The Power of Now," Tolle discusses how resistance of the NOW creates anxiety and an unsatisfiable wanting/striving. 

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