From an essay on : Does science make belief in God obsolete? by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, O.P., he states:
The increase in leisure and health brought about by our increasing mastery over Nature has not resulted, as the ancient sages supposed, in an increase in wisdom and the contemplation of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Instead, our technology-based leisure is more likely to result in quiet hedonism, consumerism, and mind-numbing mass entertainment.
Definition: hedonism - an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
Although I want to disagree, I must agree that we as human beings, do tend to lazily move ourselves toward leisure, rather than loftier pursuits such as wisdom, the good, the true, and the beautiful.
I'm not sure how bad this is though.
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