Social media takes over family time and there’s not even a chance to sit down and share a meal
Social media platforms are meant to make our lives simpler, better and faster but guess what we do? Abuse them all the time.
I can’t remember when, as a family, we had a meal around the table because everyone is either chatting, SMSing or tweeting.
The best we can do is to run to the nearest spaza shop and grab a kota or junk food as we are always too busy and occupied on our cellphones to cook a proper meal.
No wonder our kids are challenged by obesity.
Conversations are always cut short and interrupted by cellphones.
Have you ever asked yourselves why we have such a high divorce rate? It is because cellphones contribute to trust issues.
Many road accidents are caused by cellphones diverting our concentration levels and reducing our driving ability. When will it stop?
Even funerals, where the mood should be sombre, have been reduced to circuses. They have become parties and comedy shows. Mourners are too busy shooting videos of the casket, food and plates.
Can we be appreciative of being blessed, privileged and advantaged by having cellphones rather than regretting having them?
McDivett Khumbulani Tshehla