Why do parents go and tell their children to get off the phone that much nowadays?
I understand a kid has to go and play with his friends outside but what if his friends like to play online? (This is every kid in the world)
I mean, you can’t compare what you did when you were young with what he should be doing. The technological gap is way too big to even do a fair comparison.
Let’s get real here for a moment, if you had all of the tech stuff in your younger days, wouldn’t you be just like them?
It’s normal for the younger part of the society to use things that are new and exciting and this is exactly what is happening.
Young people (including me) are using social media all day and talking to people all over the world that they may or may not know via messages.
Before one had to know the phone number of the person you want to talk to, now you can find them on any social media platform.
It makes things easier and more efficient, yet some people refuse to change and think that tech is “making our world less personal” which I agree to some extent since yes, some people use their phone when they shouldn’t be doing it, like when having dinner or when talking to someone (yes, it’s rude!) but on the other hand we can’t forget the gaps it closes when talking to people from other places.
It’s a double edged sword you might say but the former problem can be solved by not being a jerk and paying attention to the person you have in front of you (the phone can wait) while the latter is harder to solve.
Don’t hate on tech since it made most of the good things you have right now, even that computer or phone you are reading this on.
Instead of hating, try to understand why others are using phones more and why social media is being used so much. What I’m basically telling you is to jump on the train or ride the wave if you’re more into that haha.
But in all seriousness, take the plunge and see for yourself that the pros outright destroy the cons that tech has given us.
Much love to every single one of you!
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