Martin Luther King, Jr. can teach us something about technology
Tooday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and it's a great day to reflect on his life, his purpose, and what it means for us today. His leadership can teach us all something about ourselves, our relationships, and how we're living our lives.
He can even teach us a little something about technology. And considering this is a website about media and technology, the following clip seems fitting for today:
"When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to its scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters."
Are we suffering from a kind of poverty of the spirit still today? I would say most definitely, YES. Here's what I'm taking from this today: step back and remind yourself what's important in life: love, respect, and kindness. Is it worth having the latest gadget or the coolest website if you have no one to shaer it with or if you live an unkind life? What's really important in the scheme of your life?
I know what it's important in my life: my family and friends, and I don't hesitate to welcome anyone into that circle who is kind, respectful, and loving.