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At the current, thrilling pace of innovation, can we finally evolve beyond some of our barbaric past? Surely humanity can start to live healthier, kinder and more connected. So why are we seeing more isolation, more violence, more classism and more division than ever? Maybe, despite all of our advancements, there’s a lesson every generation has to re-learn.
It has never been easier to learn. You can learn everything from “How to bake brownies” to “How to play Stairway to Heaven” at any time for free. We have more knowledge at our literal fingertips than any previous generation. So, why does it sometimes seem like we’re no more discerning? No more prudent? What is the one pursuit that helps us make the most of all this data—and avoid becoming educated fools?
Social Media is a bona-fide addiction. Though it may not be something everyone suffers, everyone suffers for it. The ability to see people’s lives and invite other’s into our lives and expression is wonderful. But the net result is still largely negative. Bottom line: The more social media we engage, the worse we feel about ourselves. Can the trend be turned?