No one wants to hear doom and gloom, but some issues are worth our attention. The country’s economy, environment, public health, and food are among the most important issues in society.
Public health involves everyone, including our loved ones. Besides physical well-being, health covers many things, including stress and mental health.
The new stressor has been technology. Many jobs require us to sit in front of computer screens for most of our workday. Then, many people go home to stare at those screens longer during their leisure time.
CNN reported that Americans devote more than 10 hours a day to screen time. The report is not limited to computers or tablets. However, it helps us understand our addiction to technology.
Social media is a gift and curse, but a lot of stress is caused on those platforms. Political differences. Religious differences. Then, there is everything else in between those topics.
Facebook can be addictive and even unhealthy. Today’s youth are spending more time on social media than they do with their parents.
Should you put them in front of a HDTV to watch Netflix or Hulu instead? What if you are watching a movie together?
Watching television as a family is better than no family time, but we can definitely spend more time together without technology.
Technology can play a good part, but it is vital that we separate it for the sake of our relationships. Otherwise, we risk disconnecting ourselves from our loved ones. Skype and social media cannot always fill those voids.
In a recent interview, I talked with Tom Kersting. He is the co-host of the A&E show, Surviving Marriage, and author of the book, Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids.
Tune in as we discuss the growing social catastrophe that exists for Generation Z and Generation Alpha.
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