In re: Social Isolation


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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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4 Responses to In re: Social Isolation

  1. Can I use this cartoon?

  2. Chelsea says:

    You should credit your sources.

  3. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    You are quite right. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. It is not really social isolation to choose to socialize with someone besides the person next to you. Social selectivity, maybe. Not knowing what you are missing, likely. I would suggest that technology has made room for the Pandorization of our lives: setting up contact with things we already know we like and not having to leave that milieu to interact with the diverse world around us. Like eating Chicken Nuggets at every meal or never listening to any news but NPR, or to any music but the Beatles. Or only engaging with people who have the same interests you already have. Arrested development is a predictable result.

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