Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Traffic Jam

  Bikes make friends: Cars make traffic

We interact with technology every day with increased dependence.  As the pace of life appears to quicken, walking somewhere is said to be a chore, a book has been deemed too bulky and simply visiting a friend in person is shockingly far out of the way.  While social media has become an efficient way to communicate with "friends" we risk advancing the long standing dichotomy of quantity over quality.  Just as sophisticated advances in agro-business have allowed us to efficiently produce massive amounts of food we have become separated from the delicate relationship between our bodies and what we eat.  The quality has vanished and our physical heath suffered immensely.  Likewise, will our fascination with social media and an infinite quantity of "friends" lead us away from quality communities and personal interaction?

"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance, 1841

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