Martin Luther King, Jr. Weighing In On the Modern Day Man

November 30, 2013

I can remember a while back, Busta Rhymes expressed his thoughts about the internet and modern technology (texting).

During an interview, he explained that aside from the advantages of informational and promotional opportunities, the internet dehuminizes people, and makes them less inspired to physically interact with one another. He explained that two people could be in the same room, but instead of communicating verbally, they would text each other. (so true)

When listening to what Martin Luther King, Jr. said long ago in one of his past documentaries, “Berkeley in the Sixties,” it kinda makes you stop and think even further. He said:

“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters.”