The Master Becomes the Servant (IV)

It's a long one today, but I believe it's worth it. We ended Part III of this series by looking at the radical uprooting of traditional gender roles in the practical life and saw that this has a significant effect on the inner-spiritual life of humankind. Most of the fundamental spiritual truths and values held… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (IV)

The Master Becomes the Servant (II)

I have found that most people, when asked whether they are technological optimists or technological pessimists, will eventually say something along the lines of, "Well, what difference does it make, it's taking us where it's taking us whether we like it or not." Ask yourself: Are these the words of a master or are they… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (II)

Technology and Relationships (III), Nationalism or Consumerism?

In my book, Human Sunset, I use a lot of screenshots that pertain to loneliness and the deterioration of relationships. I think it’s really important to unpack this – and truly, there is a lot going on as far as this particular aspect of tech goes. You can find Part 1 of this series, dealing with friendships in… Continue reading Technology and Relationships (III), Nationalism or Consumerism?

Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind

Here's an experience I had a couple years ago: As I've mentioned elsewhere, I own a window cleaning business. At some point in time, I bought a sophisticated water purification system which -- without delving into the mechanical details -- significantly increased the speed at which we can clean windows. So, we get done cleaning… Continue reading Division of Labor / Narrowing of Mind

The Working Man (I)

The importance that work holds in our lives cannot be overstated. To a great degree, work defines who we are. This is true not only in a deeper philosophical sense but in an immediate, colloquial sense as well. The question, “Who’s that?” is just as likely to be answered with a description of the person’s… Continue reading The Working Man (I)