Reflection About Culture

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We live in a world that is more sedentary. Our contents of our world are available for purchase with the swipe of a finger. If you are hungry you no longer need to go shopping or visit a restaurant. If you are lonely you don’t need to attend a party or visit family. If you need a new pair of shoes or a book for college, you don’t need to visit the mall or local bookstore. All of these things are sitting in your little electronic device. The sustenance, social interaction or bauble you desire is just on the other side. There is no need to point fingers or assign blame, it is just our evolving culture and it has some growing pains. The best we can do it look for ways to improve our lot in life and capitalize on what is a weakness and make it a strength. As our culture becomes less active we see more physical and health reflections of inactive lifestyles. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more are lurking in the corners of each and every life in our society. It may be a family member or a friend but it touches everyone. The challenge is to make the chore of activity less of a chore and more of a recreation. Athletics and physical activity look like work and the perception is, if it looks like work, it is work. Mark Twain’s character Tom Sawyer discovered “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” The interactive virtual reality world is a fruit ripe for picking by educators and

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