An excellent piece about our disconnected world, perhaps finding new ways to connect? Can digital connections make up for ‘real’ life connections?
In this tiny kingdom of Belgium where I was sent to more than half a century ago to practise the art of being, the message was spread today that the sale of anti-depressives and anti-psychotics has risen to the Himalayan peaks of one million doses a day. As far as I can gather, that means that every day, one out of eleven Belgians takes a happy little pill.
Such a psychotic little darlings we are, despite our capital chocolatiers, our amazing beer-brewers, our wonderfully absurdist artists. These three elements should be the ideal antidote to gloom in a country where the peak hour traffic jams are as long as the country itself, say about 300 kilometres or 186.411358 miles, or even more, this amazing Thursday morning we reached a 2014 record with 378 kilometres, or 234.878311 miles . Driving from my home today to the European capital took about two…
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