It is a kind of an addiction and you transfer it by setting a behavioral example. Passing a message that it is ok to be engrossed in your phone, while having family dinner, waiting for order to be placed in restaurant or waiting for traffic light to be green. And like a hereditary disease, this addiction passes on to our kids. We introduce them to Ipads or laptops at an early age to keep them engaged, so they don’t crib much while eating or fuss while taking a bath. We are exposing them to hyper engagement tool, making them addicted right from the start. I think the problem is not that we are addicted, It’s that we don’t care we are addicted. There is no visible proof of how it affects us. It just subtly creates a generation of emotionally disconnected people who have alienated their social life.
So to all the social media absentees, be proud. We know you are still out there, taking a controlled dose of all the information on this internet. Still using this for the purpose it was initially meant for, but fiercely defending your personal and social life against it.
Note: No kids or family was ignored while writing this article.