Be mo­bile. Not - in your mo­bile.

Technowize Magazine - - Futurist -

“One key area that ap­pears to have been af­fected is re­flec­tion”, states Marc Pren­sky in his write-up ‘Dig­i­tal Na­tives, Dig­i­tal Im­mi­grants’. The net has got­ten us into the habit of in­stant grat­i­fi­ca­tion. We no longer like to take time by go­ing and read­ing up in the li­brary. Also, once we get what we want, we don’t think about it and re­flect over it, we move on to some­thing else. Read­ing books (not dig­i­tal, please), lis­ten­ing to mu­sic, shar­ing time with your par­ents and grand­par­ents, talk­ing with peo­ple face-to-face is some­thing that goes a long way and teaches us more than what the on­line world has to of­fer. So keep that darned screen aside and go out­side in the open, feel the fresh breeze and the warm sun. Play in the snow or just sit by the pond. This will help you think and pon­der over things, make you ask ques­tions, de­bate on var­i­ous sub­jects and most im­por­tantly it will also help you think cre­atively and crit­i­cally. Our words may not seem to make sense now, but, we quote a line from Boy­zone’s song “It’s only words, and words are all I have...” We end by say­ing please choose to be dis­creet when on­line. Be care­ful and be wise, not oth­er­wise.

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