Addiction to Modern Day Gadgets And Technology -- The bad side of it
Modern day gadgets
How many of you are fed up with your son or daughter playing video games or watching television the whole day?. It's a common problem in each and every household.
Nowadays,Children are getting so addicted to these modern day gadgets that they tend to forget they have a life!!! People are becoming lazier day by day in performing everyday task, its due to human intelligence up to some extent as per my opinion.You must be wondering why did i bring human intelligence into the picture.
A fact is that as human intelligence has evolved, so were our gadgets and the internet. Due to the vast availability of smart phones, laptops and computers, the number of devices connected to the internet was higher than the number of people on earth.
You will be surprised to read that 40% of people socialize on internet rather than face-to-face conversations.
God gifted us with brains to think and make decisions to live a healthy life, but without even knowing we are living an unhealthy life.
Our school is 10 minutes away by walk from our home, but we take a transport. We spend our weekends at home in front of these gadgets while we should be out under the blue sky allowing the sunlight allowing our body to enrich our body. We watch television for hours and give an excuse of getting bored. Children spend hours and hours in front of laptops playing video games and social networking. The point here is that you should enjoy your life using these modern day gadgets and inventions but not at the cost of your health.
There can be a debate on the point that the parents are the ones that initially handover phones and other gadgets to their kids. Gadgets are better if used moderately, this needs to be understood by parents and should avoid addicting their children/child to gadgets.
Modern day Slavery to Modern day gadgets
It would not be wrong for me to say that "Man has become slaves to the modern day gadgets "
Quote for the day
"All these gadgets, the phone and the computer, they expose the inside of your brain in a way that's bad."
Once on the way to home from office i read an article that was shocking. The article was about a teenager boy from china who sold his "kidney" just to buy an iPhone for himself. Really shocking isn't it. Please people understand this, nothing is beyond healthy life. After all, Health is wealth.
I am a survey programmer at an MNC, i work for 9 hours a day in the office then come home and work for another 2 to 3 hours on blogs and website development. At the age of 24 i am starting to have a back problem which is not a good sign for my health in the future days if it continues in the same way. And i think i need glasses too !!!
Tip of the day
When your work requires you to sit for numerous hours then you should ensure that you exercise for few minutes in every half an hour.
Addiction to gadgets affects our relationship
Do you remember the days when you were a child and before going to bed you used to have a conversation with your mom:
You:“Mummy, I am bored.”
Mom:“Why don’t you help me clear up after dinner and then we can all sit down in front of the fire and play a board game.”
You:“Can I choose which game? And will daddy play too?”
“Yes to both questions. Then one of us will read you a bedtime story and tuck you up.”
You :“But both of you need to say goodnight.”
Mom: “Don’t worry darling, we will.”
Nowadays, we don't get to see this type of conversations anymore.
Mom:"Dinner is ready"
You: "Not now mom"
Mom:"It's dinner time, all are waiting for you at the dining table"
You:"I am busy,tell everyone not to wait for me. And mom please don't disturb me again"
When we are busy into our gadgets we don't want anyone around us. We get angry when we get disturbed even by our dear ones. We are always into our own world, not talk properly to anyone.
Additional drawbacks of addiction to modern day gadgets are:
- We are so busy into our gadgets even when we are outside travelling. I saw so many people busy listening to songs and talking on phones even while crossing roads and railway tracks. These have been the causes for many severe accidents.
- Children become aggressive when they watch action movies or play games involving violence.
- Children confront their parents and elders when restricted or stopped from watching their favourite TV program.
- Studies are affected.
Addiction to modern day gadgets is seriously a big issue that needs to be addressed. Gadgets and technology are boon to us, but it should be used moderately by our younger generation or else the day is not far when we will only interact with each other using technology and gadgets.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of IDIOTS.
Was Einstein right??