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I read an article this evening that stated.. “we as a nation are drinking, drugging, gambling, smoking, Facebooking, YouTubing, Marijuaning, Kardashianing, Adderalling, Bono-ing (as in thinking of Chaz's sad flight from reality as good), Prozacking, Twittering, and Sexting ourselves into oblivion.  This was stated that we do this to escape from issues in our everyday lives rather then really deal with reality. Just was wondering what others though? I love modern technology but I also think it is going to be our demise.

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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 15, 2012
    • Chris...I tend to agree with you.  It goes back to the old saying...“everything in moderation“...except we don’t know what moderation is.  

      We are a bunch of addicts....and we all need some type of Celebrate recovery!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 15, 2012
    • agreed! I was watching my granddaughter this morning play with a game machine, she’s only 6, and the dazed look on her face was disturbing. I asked her to turn it off and have a conversation with me. We need to find some type of balance with it all.




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      Marie Hempsey wrote Jan 15, 2012
    • It is alarming but moderation is the key just like with the obesity issue. Instant gratification and escaping our own reality for “reality tv” is prominant all around us and very very dangerous!




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 16, 2012
    • I agree with that.  

      I have a friend who went on Prozac recently.  She “needs” it, because she refuses to do one single thing to make her life more bearable.




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      Linda L wrote Jan 16, 2012
    • So  true and so sad!  Everywhere I turn people are on their cell and standing in other people’s way and talking/swearing about their personal business.




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 16, 2012
    • I agree and people have to know when enough is enough and have some self control.  I myself realised today that I was on the phone a bit to much, as a result I did not get enough of what I wanted done at home.  It will not be repeated tomorrow.  Moderation is the way to go with everything.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 16, 2012
    • So true....... But the upside is friendships and knowledge




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      Daphne wrote Jan 16, 2012
    • I fear that we are raising a generation of socially inept people who measure their worth in “friends“, followers, comments, notes and likes.  These same individuals have no filter (if you doubt this, spend a little time reading Twitter accounts of the 18-25 year olds you know), their work ethic is poor, and it is a struggle for them to focus on ONE thing at any given time.  I believe that too much of a good thing is not a good thing.




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      Marie Hempsey wrote Jan 16, 2012
    • I love you Vicki,,,you always find the positive like i try to do.




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      Anne E wrote Jan 18, 2012
    • How can you even listen to someone  who's made a habit of campaigning against transgender tolerance over the past few months? Your points about some of the perils of modern technology are not what this nut job is talking about!




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 19, 2012
    • Daphne you said it so perfectly, Ms Maria donot get me started on “Reality Tv“.  All points were valid in dealing with this question raised by Chris.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 21, 2012
    • It is a scary world, but as Vikki pointed out, friends and knowledge, so important...along with family, morals, common sense, integrity..if a person desires those things, they can make it happen...heck, I still read many books!estatic




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 21, 2012
    • I totally agree with all comments, just as my 5 yr. old g-baby can run circles around most kids her age on the computer and don't get me started with the video games SMH where does it end. Our children are becoming fatter in the earlier stages of life because of being lazy to technology someone has to take a stand at some point and say enough is enough! I'm just sayin!worried




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      Nita P wrote Jan 22, 2012
    • i am an old fashioned kinda person it is becoming increasingly hard to stay this way when new technology is everywhere in life.  i do not feel left behind or inadequate when i do not own the latest gadgits, ware the in-thing or speak gobbledegook.




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