We live in a smarter world but can’t even________

Our phones are getting ‘smarter’ while we grow_________

Dumber!

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ do simple mental math.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ reason ourselves out of being like sheep.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ see through the media programming.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ distinguish propaganda from truth.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ distinguish conspiracy theory from reality.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ be humane.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ stop wars.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ care to know our neighbours.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ seek information outside of Google.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ learn to relax and find inner-peace.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ find real and meaningful friendships.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ find love outside of Tinder.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ have empathy for others.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ find a purpose to stick with.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ spell…without auto-correct.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ prioritize ecosystems over economics.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ prioritize pollution control over Facebook likes.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ resist tormenting animals for our greed.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ begin to listen to differing opinions.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ tolerate other belief systems.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ exercise patience.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ break off our own shackles.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ acknowledge our smart phone addiction.

We live in a smarter world but can’t even _____________________________ really be smart or see smart.

Hmm, no doubt. We live in a smarter world.

P.S. Needless to say, but this is just a rant and obviously doesn’t apply to everyone. This is just a reminder as to where we collectively stand as a society. In this current position, while our rock hurtles through space, the very definition of smart is being misunderstood, misinterpreted and misrepresented by the most of us. However, on the brighter side, eroding all this gloom and doom is a new wave of understanding — Real hope and opportunity for THE truly smarter world. Because all that our dominoes need is that timely push of understanding.

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