Patrick Timpone

Dr. John Arden

Author of America’s Meltdown: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society

Exploring the Degradation of the Fabric of American Society

As entertainers, corporations, and even the government pander to the lowest common denominator, American life becomes increasingly vicarious, prefabricated, and bereft of meaning.

John Arden examines contemporary American consciousness, considering the factors that have driven society toward gossip and sensationalism at the cost of substance and depth.

Celebrity news, video games, cookie-cutter schools, and shopping, shopping, shopping.

Dr. John Arden discusses the growing epidemic of acrimony, superficiality, attention deficit disorder, and complaints of ennui. He targets the reasons why American children have expressed their confused rage with deadly weapons, why a president boasts that he earned Cs in college, and why society has drifted into craving entertainment laced with violence and cheap thrills.

Show Summary:

This fun and informative interview with Dr. John Arden takes us inmany directions in understanding how our brains work. Inour society we are bombarded with images and stimuli all around us making it difficult to focus. Often it’s easier to take the path of least resistance by choosing passive entertainment over activities requiring focused attention, effort and determination.

Dr. Arden shares excellent tips for feeding our brains and getting out of the mental and physical ruts we may find ourselves in sometimes. Yes, it’s possible to rewire the brain. Dr. Arden shows us how.

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dr john arden, october 10, 2013

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