Monday Moaning: On Tuesday.
A Monday moaning on Tuesday oh yeah, I done it this time right.
Better late than never but then again that is just selfish. And here I am a day late from the usual self. It is a flaw when one does blog every day, that a simple thing can set you of course and have you make priorities. Let us face it, life can do these things and sometimes they are your own doing.
Like mine in this case. It was one of the days I would do some chores for my parents. Hanging up new light fixtures or any other electrical thing that needs doing. Swap out an oven or any kind of heavy lifting. It is because my parents can’t do these things.
Now this is not an excuse since I had plenty of time to still do a blog. I could have used my phone or a tablet or even my parents computer. But that is not why I am there is it. To stare at a screen and smile at the jokes you made on twitter or the great post you created on here. It bothers me sometimes that people can actually do that!
How they can sit and use there phone in front of you when they come visit, or while you share a cup of coffee since you happen to bump into each other. Yeah that happened to yesterday and I declined more so since she had to check her agenda. Really you are here now can’t spare 5 minutes? And all this played on as she was tapping her phone.
Okay back to my blog. I am not the person to sit behind a screen when visiting someone. And second I never use a mobile device to blog. I starting to have a grudge against them. With the news that is going coming from all kinds of directions. Not to mention seeing those social gatherings where they still have to, pure out of muscle memories compulsive behaviour.
While I am sure all these devices get better and faster and so will the internet news like school more often being offline than online due to shortage of equipment to cope with the load is not right. A sit stall the lesson for the children. It has been introduced to only a few school and already there are issues like this. It makes me scared to think what will happen if all the schools start using tablets.
And again though the machines it self get better I get more deviant as I see and hear things that just isn’t right. Teacher getting lazy in a way they use youtube to put together a class in 5 minutes. Using other peoples ideas to teach kids. Now surely with books it was the same, but it was the same for every child, now a teacher hand-picks what she thinks is right. It begs to question if kids than learn the same?
Still 5 minutes to put together a lesson to teach. How lazy can one get. Where is the devotion towards the children. In what do they put their personality if they use other peoples work. Using a tablet might take down on the books. I remember al to well the 20 kilograms of paper of which you most the time only used half. But it was easy to share as well. It taught sharing even on the latter ages.
It truly bugs me we want to use more of these devices and scream all the while at the same time that kids get to much screen time. For real.
So if kids get to much screen time at home we add another 8 hours a day at school. Great solution and if the kids get bad eyes due to staring at the screens we can blame the schools. That is one responsibility less for the parents. Again after lunches and teaching social skills. And not to forget the fact parents think schools should also teach the kids moral.
Makes you wonder doesn’t it? Well it does make me think.
But yeah eight more hours behind a screen. And somehow a difference from my time at school is that I already see more glasses being worn by younger ages. Now this could be due to the fact we notice earlier they need glasses or maybe we do give to much screen time. I used the screen a whole lot before even hearing the idea to divert your eyes every 20 minutes for at least 5 minutes. And I myself notice my eyes getting worse over time.
The screens do hurt and personally I find the tablets worse since I stare to much and thus strain my eyes. It is tiring. So I rather not make it any worse even with glasses it is not very pleasurable to use a mobile device.
Though back just a little to the fact about screen time.
We yell that kids get to much screen time, as you noticed I started as well with friends and adults having a lot of screen time. Why do we so look down on our kids when we ourselves are also at fault. And we are even worse than the small children. We give even worse examples on when to use that screen.
Hell we enjoy reading tweets on our bikes while rushing through the traffic. Oh and complain when a car doesn’t see us. True the car might have been facebooking just the same. We are so caught up with that little screen, it contains every bit of our life and that of our friends. We forget to focus on the life around us.
More traffic accidents due to phone use. So they came with an idea to introduce the headset. That why your hands at least will be on the steering wheel while your mind is having phone sex. But modern twitter and whatsapp are text based so we need to go back to using those fingers. Yeah now we have commercials saying to turn your phone off in the car. Bit late don’t you think and not really working.
Not working because at the same time cars start adding screens that can use your favourite app and has internet excess. Now you can drive and tweet all at the same time without a loose device. And to top it off we make it easier by adding a, and this is the best idea ever to take away responsibility is the ‘forward collision alert’ Or even the automatic brake system to prevent a collision. That way you can spend more time staring at your screen.
More and more we have our responsibilities taken away from us to make life easier or more pleasant or what ever the case. But is it what we should desire and want.
This is not some random thoughts, this is real. We are so relying on our device and gadgets we don’t see what is happening to ourselves. Responsibility is taught and yet now it is being taken away or forced upon someone else. We don’t like taking it anymore.
We point fingers at the guilty while we forget to point that same finger at themselves. With this rant I do the same. Yet yesterday I tried to be different and for that I take responsibility.
Best of Wishes