These Old People GET New Media

Speaking of old people who get it, this old couple gets it.

On first glance it might seem like they absolutely don’t get it, but they actually do. And they’re cute, too:

They may not know how to operate their new software and web cam, but they get new media better than most people trying to use new media these days. This video has over 4 million views right now. Yesterday it had 2 million.

You may say that’s purely accidental on their part. Or that they just happened to be caught in a cute moment. Or maybe it was all staged—I’m not sure. But it works. And it’s cute. And that old guy is hilarious. Seriously.

Oh, and most of all, they are real. They’re authentic. That’s what’s missing from so much media. Just people being people. You being yourself. Totally natural, uncontrived, genuine authenticity. People dig people being people ... especially when it shows our best sides.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.