View Single Post
Old 25-05-2018, 08:56 PM   #23
motleyhoo
Senior Member
 
motleyhoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,835
Likes: 578 (252 Posts)
Default

Everyone under 30 will fall into emotional despair. Everyone else will learn in short order that life is actually better without all the frivolous distraction and stress.

Smartphones and social media have made people so that they are never alone with their own thoughts in any sort of quiet contemplation. We need at least an hour of this every day the same as we need sleep and dreams in order to be mentally and emotionally healthy.

The people who think they cannot live without all the tech do not understand that it keeps them in a constant state of fight or flight because their brains have been trained to sit in an infinite loop waiting to answer the next "notification" that comes in. You cannot even have a real conversation with them because they keep looking down at their phone.

.
__________________
"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it ... It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same." -- Thomas Paine
motleyhoo is offline   Reply With Quote