John and Maria discuss a popular movement that’s gaining momentum in how young people build community. Relational minimalism cuts out people who are viewed as toxic, and it’s problematic for our sense of unity.
Maria shares her thoughts on the media and culture frenzy surrounding Britney Spears. She shares some insights from Neil Postman regarding how we worship pop-culture and lose our bearings in the process.
John then highlights a false report that the world is being cured of Down Syndrome. New reports mask the fact that the world’s way of resolving it is through abortion, which is misleading about what is actually happening.
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Relationship Minimalism? Why Downsizing Other People Won’t Make You Happy
In the article, Logan documents a growing group of young people practicing “relationship minimalism.” Inspired by home organizing coaches like Marie Kondo, these mostly urban, single adults are not only clearing their lives of excess stuff; they’re tossing out excess people. For example, 20-something YouTube star Ronald Banks says that living a minimalist lifestyle with only a few sets of clothes, simple furniture, and bare minimum electronics prompted him to go the next step and ditch meaningless relationships, too. Or, as he called them, “emotional clutter.”
Crowd Gathers Ahead of Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing
A group of Britney Spears supporters gathers near the courthouse where her conservatorship hearing is scheduled. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 29, 2021.
Britney Spears’ conservatorship judge is facing death threats; Los Angeles Sheriff says they are ‘monitoring’
Britney Spears’ conservatorship judge has been hit with a wave of death threats on social media as the singer’s battle to remove her father from the 13-year-long order rages on in court.
Could this be the last generation of Down’s syndrome children?
‘I had this vision of someone with a pudding-basin haircut following me round the supermarket. I thought I’d never go on holiday or have any sort of life ever again.’ So says 42-year-old actor Rebecca Hulbert of her initial reaction when her angelic-looking two-year-old
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