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August 17, 2012
Ashton Patis
by: Ashton Patis

Enough Screen Time Already


Our life is mainly spent looking at screens.

If you think about it, on average people spend their days at work sitting in front of a computer -- and then come home to check personal email, watch their favourite shows and spend countless hours on their smartphones.

This is where I believe there's a disconnect between what should be sent in a text, said in an email -- or face to face.

Let's get serious.

Some relationships are started and ended in a text message. And is online dating really the newest and greatest thing to happen in the last 10 years?

To myself it sounds a little bit terrifying...

Some think email is the best way to solve a problem -- or the best way of confronting someone without having immediate dialogue.

And on the job front -- don't even think about trying to print off a resume and stop into the business to meet HR.

You're micro managed into a series of well thought out online questions and check boxes then automatically filed into a corporate database -- possibly into the yes category -- all without any face to face interaction or even as much as a handshake.

As someone who grew up with the Internet, a cellphone and playing super mario -- I am guilty of spending too much time on my iphone and taking the easy way out sometimes.

But I fully and completely believe we could all use a break. Young and old. From the cellphone's, laptops and TV's -- and engage in a little face to face conversation or nature exploration.

I'm Ashton Patis



From Where I Sit is on 560 CFOS Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:08 am and 5:08 pm

Posted: 2012-08-17 16:02:22

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