Sunday, December 9, 2012

Family Values Decreasing as Technology is on the Rise

With technology on the rise people have been spending more time checking their e-mails and less time keeping in touch with their family. The love is still there, but the appreciation of being together isn't as strong as it use to be. When you only see your family over the holidays, you realize how different things are now than they use to be.                                                                                                                                                                                             When text messaging while driving became illegal because it was such a common cause for accidents, people should have realized how obsessive we've become to using our phones and computers.
Watching T.V. use to be something special, it use to be a family event that happened once a night. Now people watch multiple shows everyday and it's not "special" anymore and it's definitely not the family event it once was.

People are spending less time together in person and are spending more time signed into Facebook updating their status. Sure Facebook helps people stay in touch, but when you're checking your page under the dinner table or under a desk in class you know that it's consuming a lot of your time and attention.

If people weren't so obsessed with their virtual self their would be less time on the computer and the phone and they would give more attention to their family around them.

     They say that your family is always there for you. Some may say that's not true and that their social networks are always there for them, but they are wrong. They are always there to be on their social network. You can't replace the love of your family by having over 1,000 friends on Facebook. When it comes down to it, your best friends and your family are supporting you and they deserve to have your attention and time more than your electronic devices.

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