We live in an apocalyptic age, the world as we know it is passing away. Our ideas of how the world is to be organized and what rules we are supposed to be following are in crisis. Our public institutions – our political parties, universities, media, and religious institutions – have been exposed. The political and cultural arguments we have had all these years are feel more and more meaningless, as if the ground shifted under our feet.
2016 taught us lots of things: that we are not as smart as we think, that no one lives forever, that our media and politics are poisonous, and, yes, that the world as we know it is coming to an end. The next version of the world that is emerging will have brand new problems and opportunities, but we don’t know what those are yet.
So, how does one be a sane, healthy individual when large segments of the population seem deranged?
I think media drives quite a bit of our confusion and unhappiness, but it doesn’t have to. It is possible to unplug, and it is possible to force our media choices to contribute to our happiness rather than detract.
So, here is a blog that is less about thinking, and more about being.