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I am in the midst of reading the fantastic book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman which has gotten me to think not only about television, but the evil impact of social media on our ability to think critically. And what happens if the news media isn't concerned with finding truth anymore if the goal is to merely keep you entertained. Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I begin by talking about our culture's obsession with consumption and I read a few excerpts from Neil Postman's fabulous book which despite coming out over 20 years ago, still feels relevant today. We're consuming more content than ever before, but why is our culture more passive than previous generations. Are you consuming anything that actually inspires you to be an active participant in your daily life? I also briefly talk about a powerful new podcast by Bari Weiss entitled "The Real Story of the Central Park Karen" which I strongly suggest you take a listen to by clicking HERE. I play an excerpt from a recent Bret Weinstein podcast where he and his guest are talking about the troubles that stem from living in a "conclusion driven world." I also talk about our culture's insatiable desire for fame and attention and I play a clip from a recent Marc Maron podcast where he is speaking with Joseph Gordon-Levitt about the loss of purity in creativity. If one is creating merely for likes and attention, then what does that mean for the authenticity of the creative process. A lot here to unravel on today's episode and I also end the show by playing a brand new song off my upcoming record, entitled Kill Silently. If you enjoy today's episode and you want to support the show, please subscribe on iTUNES or consider sharing the show with your friends which is also a huge help. You can also head over to iTunes and write a quick review. You can also support the show by becoming a subscriber at www.patreon.com/eddiecohn where you can access full episodes and exclusive content only available to subscribers. You can also visit my website www.iameddiecohn.com and sign up for my email list and newsletter. I also released another brand new song on Bandcamp which you can purchase by clicking HERE. You can find me on Substack by clicking HERE and as always, thanks so much for listening and supporting the show. Please reach out on Twitter or IG @eddiecohn with any questions.