As I sit by the lake, and face the tyranny of the great white page, I think about many of the influences on my life and the lives of those I love. I have blogged before that humans are biologically driven to seek connection and have a deep need to bond. This procative video talks about addiction, and how for a "100 years we have been singing war songs about addicts, while the evidence from the war of drugs shows we have failed miserably; perhaps we should have been singing love songs". Bill McKibbon has written about modern society and how the number of close friends people can call on has been declining, while at the same time, the space in our homes has been increasing--have we traded stuff for connections and what are the consequences?
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