How Often Is Technology Holding You Back?
Most people can quickly and easily rattle off a list of ways technology has improved their lives. But many are oblivious to the ways it may actually be hurting them. And that’s exactly why one woman’s Facebook post is making its way around the Internet.
Brandie Wood, a young mother to twin boys, conducted her own experiment to see just how often things like cell phones, tablets, etc. might be getting in the way versus adding value. And what she discovered is an important reminder for all of us.
Read on for the eye opening conclusion from Brandie’s experiment. . .
Today I did an experiment, I watched my boys play.
As I sat quietly in the corner of the room I tallied how many times they looked at me for various reasons: to see if I saw their cool tricks, to seek approval or disapproval for what they were doing, and to watch my reactions.
I couldn’t help but wonder if I was on some sort of technology what message would I have been sending?
28 times my angels would have wondered if the World Wide Web was more important than them. 28 times my boys would have not received the attention most adults are searching for.
28 times my loves would have questioned if they were alone emotionally. 28 times my kids would have been reassured that who you are online is what really matters.
In a world where we are accepted as who people perceive us to be and not who we really are, in a world where validation comes from how many followers or likes we have, in a world where quality time with loved ones is being replaced by isolation and text messages from the other room, I beg you to be different.
Please put down your technology and spend some time with your family & loved ones. The next generation of children is counting on us to teach them how to be adults, don’t be too busy on social media, you never know who is watching and what message you are sending.
God has planned a purpose for each of our lives. We must take care to not let distraction come between us and that purpose. Let’s make sure we’re living for Him!
I loved hearing this dad tell his son about the good old days!
h/t: Little Things
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