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October 19, 2012
Being a Friend
It’s too easy these days to be a friend. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Writing recently in the New York Times, Joyce Wadler revealed that recently she had been quietly un-friended on Facebook. She didn’t seem to be as bothered as much by the unfriending as she was by the “quietly” part. She writes, “I could not help but think how much better things were 50 years ago, when a relationship went south and you knew why.”
T.S. Eliot wrote in 1934, “Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” He might add today, “Where is the friendship we’ve lost in friending?”
My friend Andy Braner is one of the most astute observers of youth culture today, and he summed up his observations of the most connected generation in history in the title of his new book: Alone. Andy is my guest this weekend on BreakPoint this Week. If you have kids or work with them, you’ll want to listen and get his book. Come to thePointRadio.org to find out more about it. I’m John Stonestreet.
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