The information age and addictions
In today’s day and age, we often find ourselves addicted to technology and glued to our electronic devices. Be it the phone, the tablet, the laptop or the television screen, we are all slaves to technology today. From the tender age, children start using technology and the electronic devices. Gone are the days where a child would occupy herself by playing with toys cars or little dolls. Today, we see little children playing with phones and manipulating electronic devices with astonishing skill. Children demand for electronic devices to play with and are not satisfied when they are given toys. This addiction grows as we grow older and we continue to rely on our electronic devices for all we do. Our phones have become our cameras, our watches, our alarm clocks, and our calculator and have even replaced face to face communication.
Enjoying the natural world
While technology has many advantages, it is of paramount importance to remember that we should not let ourselves be slaves of technology. Technology can never replace the beauty of nature that we see around us. Though we can search online and look at pictures of various lovely sites across the world through our phone screens, it can never replace visiting these sites and enjoying the sights and smells ourselves. Further, while we can keep in touch with friends and family across the world thanks to the various social media sites available today, this can never replace some quality time spent with them face to face.
Step out and enjoy the world around you
Therefore, it is important to connect with each other and with nature on a more primitive level whenever we can. Instead of using our free time to scroll through our social media newsfeeds or instead of staying glued to the laptop screens watching movie after movie, it would be good to get out of the house and enjoy nature. You can go for picnics, walks, go on camping expeditions and salmon fishing tours.
Further, we you can also make an effort to go on these picnics and salmon fishing tours, with our family and friends. This will help us to spend quality time with each other and get to know each other better instead of mere virtual communication.
Cultivate a healthy environment
Further, we should also encourage our children and family also to spend more time with each other and to move away from the electronic devices and to step out into the world and enjoy nature. This will help us to cultivate a more interactive and healthy environment. This will reduce the tensions and conflicts amongst ourselves and will help us be more tolerant and understand each other better.
07 Apr 2016