Stupid television commercials showing wiz-kids below the age of ten, acting as the wiser version of their adult counterparts on subjects from car buying to quantum physics are enough to make one lose their lunch. Leave it to advertising agencies to use children to make a lasting imprint of nausea trying to sell a product.
But sometimes, children DO know better.
Consider the following:
‘Really Bad Habit’: Students Describe Parent Cell Phone Social Media Addiction
A classroom of 2nd-graders in the southern US has brought the hammer down on widespread use of cell phones and social media by parents around the world.
“I hate my mom’s phone and I wish she never had one,” stated one child, as part of a classroom assignment to describe a thing that they wish had never existed.
Other comments, ironically posted to the teacher’s Facebook account — now taken private after going massively viral — included: “I don’t like the phone,” “my parents are on their phone every day,” and simply, “I hate it.” according to USAtoday.com.
After the US school teacher posted her student’s comments on Facebook, as well as displaying some of the second grade (between age seven-eight) class work, the reaction was not only eye-opening, but global.
The posts and images quickly went viral, and the page was taken private at about 261,000 shares, although the kid’s responses continue to resonate for every parent with a cellphone. via sputniknews.com
Many irritating things bombard the individual who steps out their front door to run errands, go out for an epic meal, run a half-marathon or just drive the pot-holed city streets for some four-wheeling fun. One of the most irritating is that everyone’s head is buried, gazing stupidly at their cell phone.
Evidently unaware that texting can create lasting degenerative effects on the spine, with the continued tilting of the head forward when texting, adults march forward towards possible dates with gregarious spine surgeons at some point in the future.
Our particular favorite observation activity involves watching couples at restaurants, seemingly out on a date to enjoy each other’s company, only to witness each of them engaged in a more meaningful relationship with their electronic device.
If these addicts were staring at their cell phones, actually studying quantum physics, then indeed, one might think such an endeavor worthy of a life in the future spent in rehab after having steel rods implanted in their vertebrae. Sadly, most texts in our informal study indicate they’re nothing more than the mind-numbing upchuck of the everyday mundane.
Of course, there are other joys of extensive cell phone use as well. Independent studies have discovered that a possible link exists between cellphone overuse and cancer.
But why be bothered with such hype? The manufactures of these cells phones, along with the telecommunications companies offering them surely wouldn’t put out a product that imposes such a potential health hazard to those who purchase their jive, right?
“The telecommunication industry has manipulated federal regulatory agencies, public health authorities and professionals through powerful and sophisticated lobbying efforts leaving consumers confused and unaware of the health risks associated with EMFs
Any negative health effects from EMFs, similar to smoking, may not be immediately noticeable, but will likely develop gradually over time. Cell phones indeed are the cigarette public health threat of the 21st century. ” Dr. Mercola – via wakingtimes.com
Whenever the media, the government and other assorted shysters want to tug at your heart strings for whatever their latest cause might be…saving the children from atrocities suffered from wars Washington creates so that more war can be waged to prevent further wars…you can bet it’s to save the children.
But when children give their honest thoughts on the attention and love they’re missing from mom and dad, when the companies who produce and sell products that can harm us…and don’t tell us of the dangers and health risks from what they offer, and when adults continue to be mesmerized by electronic goo to the detriment of themselves…and their children – then maybe it is indeed time to listen to the children.
Tonight’s musical offering
“The Very Thought of You” ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ Jazz in Marciac, 2016
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