i think that we live in a very sterile world. we live in a world where “easy” is the driving force. everything has to be quick, painless, and effortless. we live in a world where email, text messaging, phone calls, social networking (facebook/myspace), and instant messaging have taken the place of old fashioned, face to face interaction. we throw the word “busy” around like grass seed; that excuse can be applied to everything. we’re too busy to make a phone call or cook dinner, but we’re not too busy to watch that episode of our favorite tv show. we’re too busy to do household chores, but we’re never too busy to play an hour or two of our favorite video game. “easy” has altered the importance of our priorities. “easy” has taken the hard out of life; it’s the “hard” that allows us to obviously put forth the effort that brings the best out of us. sure, you could say that we as a society are so spread out now that the new fangled way of communicating is necessary; but in reality, it’s necessary because it’s the most effortless method out there. it’s necessary because it’s the easiest. is easiest always best? absolutely not.