Video Killed the Radio Star Again!

HighSchoolIs it fair to vilify technology for bringing to our attention the inadequacies of mental health awareness? It seems that depression, anxiety, and other byproducts of dissatisfaction are more evident in the face of technological advancements. You know what else is more advanced? The sharing of knowledge.

Let’s personify technology and social media. Let’s give her a name like  Becky. Becky would be the one friend that knows everything about everyone. She’s right sometimes and other times she’s way off. Like it or not, Becky is addicting because she’s a source of something we want. How we choose to react to it is on us. But the fact remains we keep coming back for it. Becky’s always there even if mom and dad are working late.

A new study is saying screen time is interrupting today’s generation from fully developing socially. If the intrusion of technology and social media is so intrusive, it would’ve dwindled. According to charts on AAPL GOOG, and FB – it’s grown. That’s how things roll in business. By the way, the study found that kids who had more screen time ultimately averaged-out in their 20s. Who wasn’t awkward AF in high school? Nowadays, it just takes the form of the latest iPhone.

This feels like the modem-day version of the song, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Final thought is don’t blame screen time for the way things took shape. Be accountable for the ways things turned-out in your life instead of blaming Becky.

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