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Say Goodbye to Creativity

My generation is going to pot.

Now from the earliest age parents are shoving screens in front of their children. Instead of building blocks, they’re given an iPad with Fruit Ninja (I don’t get how games like that can be so pointless, yet so addicting). This issue is becoming more and more common and it’s one that really bothers me. When I was “growing up” (because I’m still growing obviously. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) technology was not a big deal. I can remember playing games on the computer, but most of the time mom just sent us outside with orders to not come back in until we had been creative. It was awesome.

Creativity abounds when you’re outside.

Working Out

When kids are given games and toys that allow no room for their imagination, it isn’t just an “easy” toy for the parents, it’s hurting their ability to be creative and imaginative. Another problem with these types of games is that it teaches kids that fun has to come immediately. In games and movies the entire plot to a story is given in a couple hours, so they’re given “fun”ย  or “entertainment” in a very short amount of time. Then when they get older and are given books to read they can’t do it because they want that entertainment right now! Our country is obsessed with what is quick and convenient, and that hurts our ability to be like Christ, because we’re so consumed with what is best for ourselves (what’s most convenient) that we forget to consider those around us.

Well, anyway this is something that was brought to my mind this past weekend when we were at my sister Hannah’s graduation from college. We were sitting in our seats, trying to hear Dr. Ben Carson give the commencement speech. However our hearing was being impaired by the family behind us who were talking about their disease and letting their daughter turn her iPad at full volume during Dr. Carson’s speech! I had a hard time remembering to show them Christ when all I really wanted to do was take them out.

Chipper Man

But anyway, that’s all a bit besides the point. ๐Ÿ™‚

Recently I found this quote by Mr. Albert Einstein, “โ€œImagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.โ€ย  I love that. ๐Ÿ™‚

I guess in about twenty years from now our country will realize that the average I.Q. is the same average as is in the common ape and they’ll then decide to trace the problem, which I believe is a sever lack of creativity.

On that joyous note, I say goodnight. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hakuna Matata people,