‘Our modern urban lifestyle has resulted in disconnection from nature’
From Leaf to Life, p.101
One evening I was in the train and I personally encountered this terrible incident – A young dad allowing an infant to watch Psy’s dance performance (besides the morally questionable movements) via an iphone for nearly 20 minutes.
While the incident reminds us not to allow our kids to be exposed to radiation and extreme mind stimulation (Is unsafe anyway; The French government advised parents not to have children under 12 years of age to be exposed), I pondered and wondered whether there could be a deeper issue at hand.
Is it because we have lost the instinct to communicate with another human being? Notice many of us choose to glue ourselves to the mobile phone rather than talk to each other during dinner or we simply cannot sit still and reflect or listen to our inner voice. We are not communicating; no wonder the breakdown in relationships.
Sadly we seems to be disconnected from ourselves, others and nature.