Food for Our Minds and Spirits: Apathy is a Tragedy and Boredom is a Crime


That line comes from an exceptional, beautiful, tragic and very real special produced by Bo Burbham during the COVID-19 lockdown last year. The idea was the Burnham–who does, mainly, comedy-music performances, like a mix between a song writer and a stand up comedian. 

His special, called “Inside,” was filmed and produced entirely in one room. In it, he lampoons internet culture and social media while also truly and meaningfully grappling with where meaning and happiness remain in our digitally-defined world. A particularly insightful song makes fun of people who manufacture their lives in order to look good on instagram. But then he takes a left turn to meditate on a young woman who lost a mother when she was young, and she posts because she will always miss the affirmation of her mother knowing that she’s doing well, that she made it.

There’s LOTS of adult content in this one, but it is also a profound response to the way that digital media has absolutely reshaped how we experience reality. It is well worth a thoughtful watch if you are interested in how technology abets our loneliness, especially during the Pandemic lockdown. 

Allan T. Georgia, M.Div., M.T.S., PhD

Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big, beautiful world. **Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material**