Today’s Easy Rider

Today I share a brief reflection on what you might call today’s easy rider. Or perhaps, to be more accurate, today’s easy flier.

Recently I was reading an article about the status of Wi-Fi technology on airplanes. It’s made possible by cell towers on the ground or satellites in space. Improvements are still needed and constantly taking place.

But really, if you fly, how long are you on an airplane? And you can’t just rest or keep busy with something other than being on the Internet for a couple hours or so?

What does that say about our state of mind? What about our connection to other human beings?

How did those who journeyed by covered wagon in the 1800’s spend their time while traveling? They didn’t have smart phones and Wi-Fi.

Are we better people because we do?


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.