Tag: younger Millenials

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Ill-Served by Stupefying Phones?

 

Are we all ill-served by “smartphones” that actually stupify? Beyond the concerns about mental health (depression and anxiety, addiction) driven by social media engineered to drive constant desire for interaction, beyond worries about muscular-skeletal concerns from people hunching down into their hand-held digital devices, beyond even negative cognitive performance results, there appears to be a loss of social skills important to every brick-and-mortar business, including restaurants.

This last concern arises from observing servers and bartenders, usually at least partially compensated by tips, ignoring customers, money-making opportunities, lost in keeping up with their Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, or Twitter account. So, teens and young adults are being harmed in their job and career development, aside from all the other claimed negative effects of smartphones on teens. To the extent that Americans are putting such devices into children’s hands at a younger age than parents in other countries, they may be building in lifelong disadvantages, while being sold the line that they are actually helping their child get ahead.

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Trying to solve the mystery of why kids these days are so unhappy, Jack enlists the help of leading purveyor of charts and Washington Free Beacon staff writer Charles Fain Lehman.

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Youtube vlogger Paul Joseph Watson has many videos, but this one was particularly timely after Joy Villa’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Grammies dress, and her astronomical music sales in the aftermath. In my post about Joy Villa, Gary McVey, in comment number 9, poised the question of whether this was a one-off event, or the […]

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