Tech cannot replace missing my sister's wedding

I was supposed to fly from Virginia to Louisiana the first week of April to be in my sister's wedding.  Instead, I watched it via Facebook alone in my office the day afterward.  Participating in it through technology is a poor substitute for being there. Americans have great faith in the ability of technology to solve our ills.  That includes the need, recognized long ago by Aristotle, that the pursuit of virtue among friends of necessity requires living life together.  Our youths have multitudes of friends, yet suicide is the highest it has been since World War II, depression has risen in the young, and social isolation is up.  It is time to question the assumption that technology can replace living in community, especially the community provided by family. The COVID-19 crisis has led to mandatory social distancing and stay-at-home orders.  Large swathes of the population have had to deal with sudden changes to...(Read Full Post)
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