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Chief Rabbi Blames Steve Jobs for helping create selfish society
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RE: Chief Rabbi Blames Steve Jobs for helping create selfish society
11-19-2011 11:42 AM

(11-19-2011 9:36 AM)mark-in-dallas Wrote:  He does have a point. But the responsibilty for it even being a point lies with many others before Steve Jobs, and with each of us that clings to those values.

Steve just did a good job of capitalizing on it. Ultimately our values are our own, and nobody can force their own upon us.

I agree that we are all ultimately responsible. It does seem to be the case - speaking personally - that we are influenced much more than we tend to be aware of by what surrounds us.

It only tangentially relates to materialism as such, but Tacitus spoke of the value of spending time in a primitive, non-technological culture away from distraction and higher body consciousness. He was concerned that technology and plastic, corporate culture was leading us to lose touch with certain more fluid and complex modes of consciousness.
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