UK’s Chief Rabbi Blames Steve Jobs And Apple For Creating “Egocentric Culture”

News | Tuesday November 15 2011 4:31 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Lord Sacks, UK’s chief Rabbi, in an interfaith gathering attended by the Queen, blamed
for creating an “egocentric culture.” He said that the consumer-driven society, which Apple helped create, spread unhappiness amongst people.
“People are looking for values other than the values of a consumer society. The values of a consumer society really aren’t ones you can live by for terribly long. 
The consumer society was laid down by the late Steve Jobs coming down the mountain with two tablets, iPad one and iPad two, and the result is that we now have a culture of iPod , iPhone , iTune, i, i, i.
When you’re an individualist, egocentric culture and you only care about ‘i’, you don’t do terribly well.”
bearing the Ten Commandments, handed over to Moses by God.
“If in a consumer society, through all the advertising and subtly seductive approaches to it, you’ve got an iPhone but you haven’t got a fourth generation one, the consumer society is in fact the most efficient mechanism ever devised for the creation and distribution of unhappiness.”
He added that true happiness could only be brought by faith and spending time with family.
fans all over the world, the Rabbi’s spokesperson later clarified:
“The Chief Rabbi meant no criticism of either Steve Jobs personally or the contribution Apple has made to the development of technology in the 21st century.
on a daily basis. The Chief Rabbi was simply pointing out the potential dangers of consumerism when taken too far.”
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