Is awakening from a dream the doctor’s orders?

In my most recent blog on the Huffington Post UK – called Questions of Identity in Sickness and in HealthI touch on the question of “which is the dream and which is the reality?” when we are unwell. Here is an excerpt from the article.

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“Have you noticed how everything seems a little impersonal nowadays? We have all become user names, reference numbers and IP addresses.”

Thus spake Starbucks in their latest ad, unveiled last Tuesday. But they have a remedy.

“From now on,” they promised, “We won’t refer to you as a latte, or a mocha, but as your folks intended: by your name!”

That’s progress in the coffee shop. Speaking as the Frappucino with an iPad in the Next store Starbucks in Kingston upon Thames, I appreciate this recognition of my individuality.

The ad says, “Hey, we realise this is only a little thing”. And that’s a point well taken.

But in other circumstances how we are identified as service users is far from trivial…

(Read the full blog here.)


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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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