As much as a love a connected life, I do get frustrated at times at how dependent our society has become on technology. I think we have lost sight of the fact that there is a time and place for everything. I don’t have a problem with any of the social networks. In fact, I participate on most all of the major ones. What I do take issue with is the need that people have to constantly be checking or making status updates.
At some point we need to simply live our lives. My biggest frustration is technology at the table. I can’t stand to see anyone, but especially parents at a dinner table on their phones. Put the technology down at the table and have a real conversation with your spouse and/or kids. Don’t disconnect from them in an attempt to stay connected to the world. If we don’t take the time to spend with our children the future world won’t be worth connecting to.
I imagine the greatest irony of that I found this video on Facebook.
Special thanks to Prince Ea for the creation of this video. From the Youtube video description:
“You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. :)”