Justsit wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:45 pm
binocular wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Pseudobabble wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:19 am
I think you pretty much nailed it.
If too much information and no knowledge are what can unravel the social fabric, then the social fabric is awfully weak to begin with.
The complete paragraph was not included in the poster's quote.
"The social fabric seems to be unraveling under the onslaught of too much information and no knowledge, and even less wisdom; too much input with no time to analyze and assess, then act based on those processes. Info in, process and act RIGHT NOW, on to the next thing, as if humans are computers. No wonder we're stressed and kids are confused and anxious."
The social fabric in the US began unraveling earlier, back in the 60's and 70's. The computer age has merely sped up the process. So yes, the US social fabric has been weakened. I don't claim to speak for other countries.
You're completely right, in my opinion. the current rate of change over time is much too fast for creatures whose 'proper' environment is the African veldt of 30,000 years ago, and the rate is increasing.
This speed of change is making people too anxious, and I believe it is the underlying cause of many of the 'new' problems we have today.
binocular wrote:If too much information and no knowledge are what can unravel the social fabric, then the social fabric is awfully weak to begin with.
The social fabric is very strong, under 'normal' conditions. It can absorb wars, migrations, natural disasters, etc. But if constantly, continually subjected to pressure, it will weaken, lose its ability to absorb variance, and break, like rubber left in the sun.
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"
"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta
'Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.
' - Genesis 3:19