2013/10/02 Leave a comment
“Often, you could see the hunter-gatherers making their way in single file through the marshes beside the road.
They were always somewhere, and were uninterested in being nowhere, on industrialism’s roadway. They had not yet lost the singularity of the present, which technology exactly takes away.
With our dwindling attention spans, foreshortening shallowness of thought, and thirst for diversions, how much are we actually in the world?
The disembodied self becomes increasingly disengaged from reality, including emotional reality.”
“Anxiety has replaced happiness as the hallmark sensation, now that community is absent.
We no longer trust our instincts. Maintaining a vast distance from the rhythms of nature and primary experiences of the senses in their intimate concreteness, the leading “thinkers” so often consecrate or uphold this unhappy, disembodied state.”
– John Zerzan
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