“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” Albert Einstein
There has been a recent trend of “unplugging”, a fancy term for not looking at a computer, tablet or cellphone screen on your downtime or at all. I never needed a reason to “unplug” and I was fortunate to grow up during a time when you could still play outside without being called a savage. Perhaps I am biased since I never was into electrtonics and video games as much as other people in my age bracket. I wanted to play outside, go fishing and exercise when I was younger. A good analogy for use of screen time is drinking beer, a couple drinks is fine, being a drunk is not a good look. As often stated in this blog you get one and only one life, don’t waste it with mindlessly infront of a screen. A co-worker talks a lot about how he keeps in touch with college friends over a computer game and I think that’s awesome because you can bond over the game.
As of late I have been trying to read more in the form of paperbooks mostly because I stare at a screen for eight hours due to work and the last thing I want to do is do the same at home. I used to read a lot of an iPad but I find the book to be superior. I am looking forward to getting lost in more books and writing in a notebook, hopefully outside. The writing is sometimes just to get thoughts out of my brain but its enjoyable and I think more people need to just be active outside.