The other day I was thinking about the ever-increasing forms of information and mental stimulation we are subjected to in the course of a day in America.
I wonder if the modern human species has lost its ability to truly relax and do nothing; and in doing so, can the species achieve a state of mental pause?
I would submit that in order to relax, by definition, we have to shut out all external inputs and information sources:
As unlikely as it is for someone to choose to do so, it is of course physically possible but that really isn’t the question is it? Can we stop thinking about what we are missing if we are not connected? If so, how long does it take the brain to adjust?
Has anyone gone on a vacation recently and actually disconnected completely? Did it work? Was it worth it?
Can we ever break free of The Matrix?