The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2526764
Posted By: Little Hawk
29-Dec-08 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I follow you, Amos. Nevertheless, I think I like life better without walking on the slippery slope when it comes to this particular form of temptation.

Who is better off? A child who is put in a room every day with ten thousand toys and video games? Or a child who lives the way Tom Sawyer did and goes out adventurously into the real world to make up his own fun out of his own imagination?

I think the average child will become far healthier psychologically and physically, and far more capable experientally, if he does what Tom Sawyer did. We suffer nowadays from an excess of artificial techno input and a poverty of experiencing real life, in my opinion.

It is not that we shouldn't HAVE the technology, it is that it should intrude a lot less upon our daily agenda than it does. I deliberately limit my access to computers, phones, etc, because of that.