Our Distracted Culture : What Was It?

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When I was younger my imagination was my entertainment; I grew up in a lower class family with not that many opportunities to participate in activities. I had cousins to play with of course, and all we would do is play simple games like hide-and-seek, tag, and pretending to be power rangers. At the time the closest thing we had to technology was watching television. We would watch cartoons such as scooby doo, the teenage mutant ninja turtles, and others. I remember the day of my youth when I found out the internet was a thing. I was shocked and didn’t realize something that magical existed. Nowadays, young children are being robbed of their childhood and missing the opportunity of the kind of childhood I had. The childhood I experienced is…show more content…
He states examples to support his claim and about how ridiculous these scenarios are. One examples shows the generation gap between a grandfather and his grandchildren. The example illustrated a grandfather that was sitting in his chair with his grandchildren at his foot and they were all on their cell phones. The children had asked him to explain what life was like before it got infected with devices. As he told his story, he then looked down and noticed they weren’t even listening to what he has said. This example perfectly explains how this generation is distracted with cell phones and how it affect relationships. Masterson illustrates other examples as well and how people can’t hold conversations anymore. Vivek Agarwal and Sujit Kumar Kar in their editorial, “Technology Addiction in Adolescents”, profess that the technology and gadgets are utilized for communication and entertainment but that it leads to unhealthy addictions and behaviors. They support their claim by first stating that it is mainly affecting young population by how it is directed to make tasks easier, then by implying that cell phones are hand held devices that encourage internet addiction and that this leads to unhealthy isolation and low self esteem. Agarwal and Kar inform us about the people in our generation and they suggest that we need to bring about change in this addiction, and the use of technology could
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