Our kids are watching us, and their world becomes increasingly un-natural and lived indoors–like the grownups.
Have we reached the tipping point beyond which technology dictates our behavior? We adults have always been the models whose motions and actions are mimicked by our children. Where are we leading them? Is there a way to pull the plug on our machines–at least once daily, more would be better?
Can we re-engage with each other in the physical, outdoor world–and with that world, by touch, taste, smell, sound, and thought–without clicks or keystrokes? Can we pull free of the gravitational field of our own social planets inside our own heads for most of most days?
If we can’t change our grown-up imbalances, we can’t expect those small ones who look up to us to do or go or act or be any different than their models.
Here are two source articles as food for thought regarding this issue; this is as far as I can take this today. You do the rest. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to “fix” this relationship with technology, nature and each other. This, to my thinking, is not trivial.