The problem with our generation-and how to fix it


Taylor Jackson

An evil phone.

Taylor Dawson

Cell phones, laptops, television, iPod’s… you name it. Those are the main devices used in today’s world. This generation has a huge problem with the use of electronics.

Everywhere I go all I see are people enjoying the company of their phone, not to mention their family right by their side. Social media, and electronics in general, have ruined our mindsets. Cell phones can become very addicting, but there is more to life than a screen.

Although, finding new music is always great. It is such a good feeling finding that perfect song until you have played it on repeat about a million times. Once it gets old, you just find another one and another one. I guess that is what everyone will have to do until our day comes.

Do not even get me started on cell phones in class. Sure, your class may be boring but the second you pick up your phone, you’re not getting anything out of that class period. Everything the teacher says goes in one ear and out the other. Also by using your phone the battery starts to die and no one wants a dead phone in public.

I am not the best when it comes to putting the phone away either. Do not get me wrong, I love using my phone, but the worst is when you go home and your mom starts yelling at you for the data being used all up in less than a week but I blame that on the school blocking the WiFi.

There is just so much to do and so much to explore that learning about the Pythagorean Theorem becomes so irrelevant compared to that Twitter beef that everyone has been talking about. I know everyone has tried the “but I was texting my mom” line when getting your phone taken in class.

I wish that kids in today’s world would just go outside and enjoy their childhood because once it is over, there is no going back. Pick up a coloring book or something. You will have a phone soon enough.

Just put your phone down for a few minutes and actually learn something new. There is a lot more to see in the world beyond the screen of your phone.

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