Tag archive: Erich Fromm

What’s totally real about social networks…

TweetWe’ve all seen Matrix, and probably Avatar, maybe Surrogates (2009, w Bruce Willis), and no doubt other films where the movie’s characters inhabit either a real or an unreal world via another self: an ‘avatar’, a surrogate, or a computer programme. Most of us today inhabit some kind of on-line world at least a part…

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If I lose what I have

TweetIf I am what I have, and I lose what I have, who then am I? Erich Fromm I saw this photo on a Facebook page, seeking to invoke sentiments of love and compassion among that page’s viewers, apparently because this obviously homeless man had a dog that he was caring for.  I assumed that…

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