Tech on Either Shoulder

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“Technology isn’t good or evil.  It just reveals and amplifies what is already there.”

          –     Carey Nieuwhof

Remember that scene in Animal House?  The one I can’t link to in a family-friendly leadership business blog?  The one with an angel and a devil perched on opposite shoulders of Larry “Pinto” Kroger?

That’s what Carey is saying here, only probably not with that analogous movie scene in mind.  He is, after all, a pastor.

There are times each day when I wonder out loud, “How did we ever do this without technology?  Without smart phones?  Without The Google?”

On the other hand, there are times each day when I curse under my breath (or out loud), “I hate this stupid smartphone!  I miss the days when all we had to do was our jobs!  Why don’t these people just sit down and talk to one another!?”  Sometimes, I even text someone to sit down and talk to someone else.  That right there is either irony or stupidity, and I’m going with irony, so I don’t wreck my own day.

Are there other things in our days that simply reveal or amplify what’s already there?  Dr. Graf would say, “Most things are neither good nor bad, right nor wrong.  Most things just are.”

He and Carey are, of course, correct.

When we deal with things at their root cause, we make a difference.  Good goal for today, and every day.

 

 


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