BiblioFiles Episode #27: Freedom and Contentment in the Social Media Age

In our last episode we considered human nature's relationship to freedom, and how sometimes bondage can be the condition that makes us most free. But what are we to do in a world where we are entirely free to be whatever we want to be, go wherever we want to go, and do whatever we want to do? So much freedom can be overwhelming, and because we are bombarded with images of other people "taking advantage" of their freedom, we are often left feeling discontent and guilty for what seems like our comparably unremarkable lives. Can the great literature of the past speak to our current social media condition? That's what we've come to the BiblioFiles table to find out this time around. 

Referenced Works:

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Dandelion by Don Freeman

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

–"Revelation" by Flannery O'Connor

Pride and Prejudice and Emma by Jane Austen

Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

Paper Towns by John Green


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