We yawn at the enduring things…

Pop culture and all its technological distractions—movies, computer games, television, cell phones—sap your enthusiasm and make you yawn at the enduring things.

Douglas Bond, from Stand Fast In the Way of Truth, p. 195

Invest a few days, or a matter of hours…

To be utterly lost in the woods in unfortunate. To be absolutely unconcerned about it is unreasonable. Yet so many people who spend weeks mastering a new video game, months learning a tennis serve, or years perfecting a golf swing will not invest a few days, or even a matter of hours, in the effort to understand better some of the deeper questions about life.

Thomas Morris, from Making Sense of It All: Pascal and The Meaning of Life by , p. 15

Most young men have given…

Most young men have given their hearts to amusement. The average American student graduating from high school has viewed sixteen thousand hours of television, not including vast hours spent playing video games. Ours is a society in which nearly everything is measured by its entertainment value. “Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education, and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business,” wrote Neil Postman. “The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death.”

Douglas Bond, from Stand Fast In the Way of Truth, p. 33