Now that we are in the Christmas season – question the cultural message which tells us that we need to buy more stuff in order to be happy. Instead, consider spending more quiet inner time celebrating the simple things in life, like breathing, friendship, communion with nature. Once we start to unplug a little bit from our cultural conditioning, the truth naturally reveals itself, and this is the greatest gift of all.
Given the uncertainty over the long term effects of wi-fi, especially on children (this has never been studied), wouldn’t it make more sense if our the FCC and government regulatory agencies adopted a precautionary approach and required wired networks (instead of wireless) in schools, libraries and public places, until long term epidemiological research has determined it is safe?
In an earlier existence, some decades ago, my friends and I were fond of a popular slogan from yuppie culture – “whoever dies with the most toys wins”. Although the religion of self-centered fulfillment and anthropocentric arrogance will never by itself lead to spiritual awakening or lasting happiness, there is a kernel of truth here …