We do not know how to be still. We do not know how to be still in thought. We do not need to be still in heart. We do not know how to be still in deed. The biofeedback loop between man and machine, man and devices, and man and mechanisms are perpetual, and non-stop. It is as if machines have become man’s god. And this happened before the crisis.
Insert social distancing, social isolation, and quarantine times humanity disconnects from the rat race of life but works to sustain human connection through the devices that drove them to sacrifice their own selves, thoughts, and identities in the name of connection.
Maybe good can come of this. Maybe husbands and wives and parents and children will see devices as tools and not toys. Maybe families will use them genuinely as instruments of connecting to one another versus them being instruments of division and dysfunction.