Two years back, I had the privilege of attending a workshop by brother Raja Zia ul Haq, the founder of Youth Club. This was focused upon the hottest topic in town “Our tweens and millennial’s attachment to their cell phones”.
It’s true that we can no longer confine our children and prevent them from using the latest technology. Too much is revolving around it. But why are we replacing the old for the new, completely eliminating the roots and legacies? It seems we are fast shifting from one extreme to another.
The capitalist society has flourished upon the parents’ psyche of ‘new and improved’. Some mothers and fathers are willingly swapping older past times such as reflective family conversations, playing board games, active sports, reading, writing, drawing, and outdoor ventures for a virtual world where the child gets to do all of this sitting in one place behind a screen, all alone.
However, besides numerous benefits, the smartphones are a double edged sword. And they should not be for under aged kids. As parents, we worry about giving metal scissors to our child and replace it with a plastic one. However, we gladly hand over our mobile phones to them that have a greater devastation spiritually and mentally.
Who are the investors?
George Bush, the Ex-President of America, stated: “It’s a battle of hearts and minds.” Barak Obama, another Ex-American President, pumped millions of dollars into the media industry, simply because these are ideological battles mightier countries engage into to win over the rest of the world. They do not need to send their troops everywhere. The world is succumbing to one global culture agreeably by simply using the latest technology that is in the hands of the super powers.
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