Reclaiming Control of Our Lives

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  1. CJ Srullowitz says:

    As usual, lulei demistafina, Jonathan Rosenblum makes terrific…one sec, I have a call coming in…Sorry, as I was saying…wait, just let me finish texting this and then…what? a twitter? Whose this? A download? Let me check it out…and…where was I?

  2. tzippi says:

    There are a few issues.
    There is the inability to be by and with ourselves. This isn’t new. Dr. Twerski describes the agony he felt in what should have been a calming, therapeutic half hour in hot springs. He couldn’t last five minutes.

    There’s also the matter of the shrinking attention span. About ten years ago I heard Michael Medved quote his mother on this, pointing out that the typical image on TV was now held for three seconds and it used to be seven.

    As well as I type, I’d prefer the good old notebook, and I still buy as many as the late summer specials will allow (like 5 cents a piece, limit 30).

  3. Garnel Ironheart says:

    Years ago I went to a shiur to hear about how this frum family had invited a non-frum family for Shabbos dinner. During the meal the phone rang but no one moved to answer it. The non-frum family was amazed and noted that they now understood what Chazal meant about the Torah setting people free – from inanities, the slavish need to answer a phone just because it’s ringing, etc.

    And then they invented call display and now I have to suppress the urge to walk over and see who’s calling!

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