Does it seem to anyone else that with all of the things available to us to make our lives easier, we are more disorganized then ever before? We have the world at the click of the mouse, on demand information 24 hours a day, music at our fingertips, any song, any time and we are still questing for more. Is it that we have become so attached to technology that we literally cannot get enough? I saw a cartoon on Face Book the other day showing a friend asking if anyone had plans to go somewhere really cool over the weekend and play on their phones when they got there. I think he hit the nail on the head. We do not talk to each other, we would rather text than talk and we are all too lazy to get up to even talk with someone in the same house, we would rather text them instead. Seriously what The Hell has happened to us?
I am sure it happened a little at a time, but it is everywhere and people of all demographics, races, sex and religions have bought into it. Now do not get me wrong, I love technology and use it a lot, but I love my friends and I still enjoy conversation, I mean Hell I talk for a living. Is this the end of the basic conversation? Have we become so involved in our technological world that we have no interest anymore in interpersonal relationships?
Plus do not get me started on the kids and youth of today. They do nothing, have no activity, and live in their rooms and have been raised on technology, and have no clue what it is to really be a kid. I am frightened that they are the future of this country that is already in a downward spiral.
I know I am not alone in this thought process, but I feel that at this point in time I feel I am in the minority. Try an experiment the next time you are a mall or big event. Try to go longer than 5 seconds without seeing some one on their phone talking, texting or send an email. Good Luck!
My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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