Are there moments in your life when you question, “what did I do before I had a smart phone, how did I act in public, how many real friends did I really have, I wonder if I would visit my cousins more if text didn’t exist, how would I know where my kids are at all times without all the apps, or I wonder if I would visit that country if I didn’t have bloggers showing me how safe other places are, or I wonder how I would’ve made it to that appointment without UBER or LYFT?”, and on and on!
We have to some degree become magnetized and programmed to see our lives through the lense and video screens of what we think is Socially empowering us to become better prepared humanoids. Is this really true? My goal is not to cast a negative shadow on the ill effects of electronic hand held devices, but to shine the light on how people are choosing to empower themselves through these magnificent creations.
How truly impacted are you because of the internet, a smartphone, or a smart TV? Do you feel more empowered or drained because you feel that you can’t to all that the internet Universe has to offer. Well, imagine that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed because of Instagram or FB and Amazon or Google and the decisions you have to make about which one to use or make sense out of- what about your children, or your friend’s children, or the children of this world in general. Imagine the multitude of feelings and emotions they are experiencing as well from all of this GREAT ready made information, entertainment, and interactive worlds that they are exposed to that we aren’t really AWARE of because we are caught up in our “REAL” and “Virtual” worlds simultaneously. Even though parental controls have gotten much much better, there is always something that may get past the filter which our children are not ready for nor will they be for a while. But what killed the cat? Yes, curiousity! Because of our natural instinct to want to see and know more about things, especially things that are against the rules, a big percentage of children will venture out and explore whatever has caught their eye without getting an adult involved. And even though some kids try to tell us about those age appropriate things, we are too busy texting a co-worker, ordering an online item, posting to fab, downloading music or watching a Netflix run that we don’t always take the time to listen to what our child is warning us about.
I believe that it is super critical to pay attention to the most powerful computers on this planet first which are our children. They hold the capacity to be amazingly creative, loving, and to be socially graceful. They are the ultimate source of dynamic energy through their simple smiles, dance, and singing. Are they worth putting the phone down, turning off the smart tv, and giving them our undivided attention? ABSOLUTELY they are! For if you are not programming your own children’s beautiful and powerful minds - you can be absolutely gauranteed that somebody or something is definitely doing it for you. There’s plenty of time left in your day to fiddle fadle with your devices later. Empower yourself and your kiddos...
Again- it is just a suggestion to empower you so that you can give MaxPower to your own children and or family!