Reader letters, Feb. 11
Find your life purpose
To the editor:
A man named Eckhart Tolle wrote an absorbing and transformative book called “A New Earth.” It is about awakening to your life’s purpose.
He makes some very pertinent comments on an aspect of modern life some of us may not have previously considered, but which it may be very important to consider now.
Tolle discusses how TV watching, a favorite activity, or non-activity of millions of folks, causes people to dangerously absorb the thoughts and images that come through the screen. Although he does not specifically discuss the violence children see, which most of us are aware is very toxic to the minds of impressionable youngsters, he does have an emphasis.
This emphasis is how mindless and long-term watching induces a trancelike state of ...