Today, Seth Godin posted on the “internet as envy generator”. This is exactly right and, from the perspective of Rene Girard, has got to be the chief potential evil of the internet. All those recent studies on Facebook-induced depression have their root in the same thing. The internet makes it VERY easy to find someone just like you who is seemingly more successful and possessing a more meaningful life than you. This can be poison for your spirit.

One Response to “Envy Generator”

  1. Erin J. says:

    Hmm… very good point. I strive to BE the envy generator. Oh, wait, that’s not such a good idea either.

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