Sometimes after a night out that doesn’t go well, or maybe instead of a night out, I find myself tuning out and plugging into all the mindless distractions I have around my apartment.
Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it. I pull out my phone and start reading blogs, or articles, or tweets… or start doing NY Times crosswords…
It’s the chronic A.D.D. of our modern time. And it causes us to sacrifice so much.
It causes us to sacrifice productivity and achievements that we could make… skills or talents we could develop and share.
It causes us to sacrifice true meaning in our lives, by giving us the illusion of social connection.
In reality, I am still alone, though.
But I am amused.
And in this amusement, I forget that I am alone.
The Matrix is already here, and we are all plugged into our own little pods of existence.
Now the question is:
How do we break out?