are five 21st Century activities that separate us from a transformed
vision and authentic theocentric human life:
1. Classroom education,
2. Following current events (‘news’),
3. Watching screened images of any kind
(film, video, tee vee),
4. Eating processed food especially sweeteners and
5. Driving a car or even being driven about on a regular basis.
But driving is much worse than riding.
The Hogwarts Professor is John Granger, an inspired and deep writer on Harry Potter matters, a devout Russian Orthodox Reader, ex-US Marine - and a penfriend. His list is not theoretical, but based on personal experience, What his list amounts to is, I think, a tested recipe for detachment from contemporary culture (1,2,3) - increased self-discipline and asceticism (4) and an attempt to maintain contact with surrounding reality (5).
These Five would not be optimal for everybody - for other people, other things might take a higher priority.