Originally posted on Coffee & Conversation :
by Kenneth Justice
~ I stopped by a cafe over the weekend and couldn’t help but notice a table of three men (they were in their early 30’s) sitting there in silence, all of them staring at their smart phones. For the better part of an hour I never noticed any of them breach their silence even once; if Norman Rockwell was alive nowadays, instead of a painting of a family praying in public, I’m sure his emblems of Americana would focus less on communal connection and entirely on community disconnection.
I’ve written about the decline in Intellectualism throughout Western Culture extensively, yet that table of men I observed yesterday drove all my observations right back to the surface. Not only have we become a society lacking in intellect, we have become a culture of children.
Consider for a moment what long distinguished children from adults; children sit and…
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