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Why Modernity Remains Primitive

Thots 3

by Matthew Warner

The problem is…the default modern lifestyle has not been designed to prioritize the most important things in life. Instead, it’s developed over time to be exceptional at other things…like making us rich, highly productive, longer-living, comfortable, entertained and very technologically advanced. Not bad things, except that in many cases these achievements have come at the expense of being with our children, nurturing our marriages, working as a family, spending time with God, and serving our neighbor.

The true advancement of a civilization is not measured by its technology or wealth, but by much more important metrics. A truly advanced civilization (i.e. one making meaningful progress) should be marked by more quality time spent with our kids (not less). By stronger marriages. By more quality leisure. By a great increase in people doing work that is healthy and meaningful. By greater economic and social stability. By an increasingly faithful generation, living next to better-served neighbors.

The truth is, by the most important metrics, modernity remains fairly primitive.

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  • Frank

    • 3 years ago
    Good point. Reminds me of what Jesus said about "This ye ought to have done--but not to have left the other undone." I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with prosperity, technology, productivity, comfort, and so on, but as he says, many modern societies seem to have lost proper balance and focus, which makes it hard for people to have proper balance and focus. Or maybe it's people that have lost the proper balance and focus, distorting societies. It'll be interesting to see how the Lord resolves it all and straightens us all out in the Millennium.
  • MikeB

    • 3 years ago
    I recently watched this You Tube video: "Brutally Honest Valedictorian Regrets Being Top of the Class" I feel this Valedictorian expresses and articulates this above point well.

    (Moderator: Links don't show in "Comments," so I posted it in the above "Comment Page".)

  • Frank

    • 3 years ago
    Good video, thanks! Wish I'd had more input like that when I was a teen