Look Up

 

Stop staring at your screens! Put down your phone and LIVE YOUR LIFE!

 

This is an argument we’ve all heard over and over, and i do think its a good point. To a certain extent.

Yes, the majority of us probably do stare at screens for the better part of every day and maybe even feel agitated when we dont have access to our computers or to wifi (internet addiction is a very real thing. There are actually inpatient centers in China, Japan, Australia, Italy and Pennsylvania specifically for treating internet addiction!). INPATIENT! Just let that sink in for a moment.

But there’s no denying that the internet is extremely helpful and a source of so much information. Its just a matter of how you use it.  I dont think it’s fair at all to say that we’re “stupid people with smartphones”. Screens can be really very useful and we can learn a lot from technology and the internet. Not to mention that it enables people to work from home when they can’t work elsewhere for whatever reason.

We just need to step back and take a serious look at how we’re utilizing these screens. Are you looking up affordable apartments for sale in your area or are you leaving meaningless negative comments on peoples YouTube vlogs? Are you posting a new facebook status about how much you love avocados or are you actually going for a road trip with 3 of your best friends? Are you using online flashcards to learn a new language or are you scrolling through twitter? etc etc etc…

Here’s the best argument that I’ve heard against screens. It will put a lump in your throat. (But I still stand on my view that its all how you use the various screens.)

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