“Powerful Message of the Week: What Is Wrong With Our Culture” — the title couldn’t be more apt.
I don’t know about you, but in a span of 5 minutes, this video was able to bring to the forefront some of my questions and thoughts about our culture, humanity, and life in general. And I thought I’d share this in case you, the reader, share the same thoughts I have; thoughts about consumerism, our relationship with nature, with technology, like how a lot of our “human interaction” is being done on screens.
Not all, but for a lot of people working 9-to-5 jobs, who rush home to sit on their couches in front of the TV, here’s what Alan Watts has to say:
“…rush home to get away from work, and begin the real business of life, to enjoy ourselves…(but) what seems to be the real point of life, what you rush home to get to, is to watch an electronic reproduction of life. You might think that people getting home to the real point of life, in a robust material culture, would go home to a colossal banquet, an orgy of lovemaking, or a riot of music and dancing — but nothing of the kind. It turns out to be this purely passive contemplation of a glittering screen.”
As for our relationship with nature, the video asks: “Why is it that we don’t seem to be able to adjust ourselves to the physical environment without destroying it?”
I want to write more on the subject/s the video covers, but that would be self-indulgent and I think it’s best I let you guys experience this thought-provoking video for yourselves. I suggest you put on your headphones, watch and listen…and don’t be afraid to dig deep, yogis.