Good afternoon All,
I know yesterday I was talking about the influences of Social Media with the restart and buildup of my business. I also stated that it has its positives and negatives like everything does in life. But to keep in context with this and keeping this simple, short and sweet, I came across this quote this morning and it has struck a major chord with me because it is so true and I felt the need to share it…
It is so true and I really wish the same was for my own daughters.
The notion of having a ‘Childhood’ these days has become lost within the fascination, necessity and connivence of modern digital technology.
I sit here thinking about the days when I would play outside all the live long day with my siblings (I was quite the tomboy back then!), TV was limited to 3 – 4 channels and children’s programmes were restricted to only a few hours a day, the use of your childhood imagination was a delight to behold and quite normal (and encouraged)… I could go on and on all day. Those in the know completely understand what I am talking about. Then I look at my own children and I really wish they would put down the darn phone etc and realise there is so much more to like than Apple products. I am considered old fashioned, which I don’t mind but to them is meant to be an insult. That’s ok.
You know why? Because it’s the use of those old fashioned values which are going to keep my daughter in check!!! They didn’t do me any harm and I turned out just fine.
Yes, things have changed, a lot. It’s normal and a natural progression of society and life as a whole. I know this and change is inevitable and necessary. I know and advocate both sides of these social, peer pressured, political, mental, physical and environmental arguments from time to time. But at the end of the day, I do really wish they had the same old fashioned, non technological induced, play out all day (running around or in the park all day, on your bike exploring, come home when hungry or dark to some extent!), use of their fantastic imagination (who had an imaginary best friend and/or played imaginary games?), tomboy (I had a Dukes of Hazard Car! Oh yes I did) and dolls (Sindy and Barbie) type of childhood that I did.
They would have loved it! x
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