The modern world has delivered the promise of great progress, but has also exacted a fierce price. That, in a nutshell, is the story of disenchantment. To my mind, this line of thought is neither truthful nor helpful.
The cheery image of humanity projected by social media selfies isn’t an attempt to fool us into believing in the contentment myth; it’s how we want to see ourselves.
Humans are not the only animals to use tools, but we are the one species that has come to rely on technology more than any other. But the fruits of our progress towards ever more advanced technologies have been a double-edged sword.