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The Loss of True Christmas Spirit Via Cell Phone

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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:01 am

In these days of technology driven lives, many have lost the ability to communicate, feel and care on a human level, let alone enjoy the Christmas spirit. Much of how we express our feelings are done via text or email. Instead of truly expanding and connecting to our world, this new technology seems to do the opposite. Now technology has its benefits, but bringing everyone together in a personal way, having actual conversations … not so much.

Everyone seems to be in their own world, oblivious to what is going on around them. Simple conversations seem to be a challenge for many especially for the group termed millennials. It’s astounding how they seem to think they have their fingers on the pulse of the world, but most likely don’t even know how to take one. Though they could easily look it up on the internet but to actually take a pulse, they would have to put down and look away from their phones.

Cell phone driving accidents/incidents have dramatically increased. Laws have had to be introduced to help decrease this travesty and fines associated with breaking them. All because the average person seems to have lost the ability to use common sense. It is very much like the ridiculous disclaimers that have been put in place such as: hot coffee warnings, not to use electric devices around water, etc. One would hope common sense would prevail, but due to lack of sense and our litigious society we are forced to dumb down and attach this disclaimer information.

All millennials who support socialism yet lack socialization fail to comprehend these devices of which they have become so obsessed would not be readily available in a socialist regime.

Many older Americans who have observed this lack of awareness wonder what happened to the ability to speak intelligently, write in English – no text abbreviations with each other.

Christmas is time for reuniting with our love ones and friends. Showing care and concern for others requires eye to eye contact, asking someone directly if they are ok or need assistance and by giving others the respect and consideration by addressing them as a human being. That is one of the greatest gifts we can give to one another.

Giving presents is wonderful if you can, but the greatest gift to give doesn’t cost anything at all. Kindness, care and compassion go a long way. Being present in life is a gift to you.

How about a challenge? Put down your phone for an hour a day. Then open your eyes, heart and mind to the amazing world around you.

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