Lanterns: My Brainless Generation


My Brainless Generation

The number of issues Donald Trump has had to faced since becoming President is astounding from the health care bill to North Korea, the topic shifts have been dramatic from week to week.

Fox News has been another topic as several news media personnel have been accused of sexual harassment, adding to the nonstop media circus of the 24/7 news cycle.

What have we become as a people? Our obsessions change so rapidly.

We are in the middle of a pendulum swing with our current and upcoming generation. Too much technology and convenience have caused us to become selfish and impatient. It’s hard to even put our minds around it. 

As much as I love technology, it is so scary at the same time. How do we slow down from here? At what point do we say no more? At what point do we let it stop affecting our relationships so much? It has greatly affected mine, that’s for sure. People are so immersed in their own stuff, it’s like they don’t know how to be a friend anymore. It's all surface based relationships. 

Take Google Home and Amazon Alexa. I saw the clips about them when the staff on The Glenn Beck Radio show were experimenting with them. I first thought, “Wow, I want one,”  but then questioned are we, as a society, really that lazy? Are we really willing to let a device listen in to every conversation and take orders from us?

I do like some of these smart devices that actually make sense. Take, for example, the Google Nest, which I hope to be purchasing at some point soon. It’s something you can use to adjust the temperature before you get home, or if you forget to, adjust the temperature after you leave home.

I am sure you have seen the stats on the evils of cell phone and smart technology, it can cause more stress sometimes. Here is an article that you may find interesting about the stress technology seems to be causing.

When you first wake up in the morning, find something different to do besides staring at your phone for the first 15 minutes- journal, stretch and move around, play with your pet or kids, read or even pray or meditate about your day.  I challenge you today, to step away from the tech for a moment and engage in the world around you.  Trust me, it’s more fascinating that the 6,10, 12-inch screens that have taken over our lives.  

Written by Matthew Wood

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to check out my entries. I enjoy learning about politics, I am an avid sports fan, and fitness guru.

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