An Expose on Teen Dating was released in May, and you can purchase it from bookstores wherever books are sold. For sure, the teen dating crisis is the focus of this year's tour, but I've already begun to think about my next project. I'm equally excited about the next one, as it will explore even deeper the issues we deal with as humans in our world today.
Questions about why we do the things we do, how we learn what we know, and much of what we are doing as we try and connect to the greater world around us.
I was talking with a 73 year old appraiser from Iowa yesterday, and after revealing what I do at KIVU, we started talking about the differences in generations. It was a great time talking about what it was like for him to grow up 'on the farm' and I was fascinated at his conclusions.
We talked of family, community, church, and the necessary components in society to help us become valuable members of a tribe. And that's just it. We've lost the desire to be tribal communal people, and we've replaced it with an illusion of self.
Self Mad Man
Self. Self. Self.
It's almost as if we've bought into the idea Self can do it all by...well, ourself.
But all over the world we are seeing economic, social, and psychological disconnects leading us to another way of life. We are in essence imploding like a black hole as a human race. So what are the answers?
How do we live life in a way that can benefit for all?
Could it be, faith plays an important part in bringing us together.
I'm more and more excited as I think about this new project.
As always, I'm open to read or listen to any stories or ideas you might have as well. After all, to think I could write about living life within the tribe, and venture out to try and do it together would be a bit hypocritical right? (understatement of the year.)
So feel free to leave comments here, and I'd love to hear how you think our social fibers have changed as we've become more and more self focused.
Until next time....