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Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, May 23, 2022.

  1. Salty

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    I found this on Facebook

    FROM A TEACHER: Yesterday, I shut down class about 5 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite computer game.

    I said, "No, no laptops. I want you to have face-to-face conversations right now."

    After a collective groan went up, I observed something both wonderful and alarming. For the next few minutes, a couple of tables came alive with conversation. They looked at each other in the eyes and talked with great enthusiasm and interest. It was beautiful to watch and listen to.

    However, many students were deflated. They did not know what to do without some sort of entertainment from a device. A couple of them put their heads down and avoided eye contact with anyone. I went around the room to those students and tried to engage with them. Some of them mustered a few words, but most didn't know what to do.

    I share this story as a wake-up call for parents, grandparents, and guardians. It's tragic to me that a large percentage of today's youth do not know how to have real conversation, but it's not their fault. It is our responsibility as adults to lead by example and hold our kids accountable. Unplug every day, talk, and listen to your children. Getting lost in a device does not help them cope with and overcome the things they're going through mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All it causes is isolation and depression.

    They need relationships; they need you.
     
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    Well, the institutions of indoctrination yell out kids to hush, be quiet, shut up, be quiet .... and then complain because they don't talk.
     
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    Just like most churches
     
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    It just occurred to me I am reading this and responding on a device that doesn’t require face to face communication.

    Kids learn by example.

    peace to you
     
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    I think this thread makes an important point. Christianity is a team sport, we both serve others and others serve us. We work together for the common good. We care for one another. We pray for one another.

    Back during the Korean War, American POW's were "brain washed" by driving distrust into the group. Someone was called into an interrogation room, asked no questions, then given something, a comb or piece of bread. The others thought this guy must have snitched and so distrusted him. Now many are putting themselves in their own "isolation cells" and not working together. The Commies need to divide so they can conquer.
     
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    It's primarily from tech that kids in my generation and younger have 0 social skills.

    For men, there's a secondary cause in that the school system is designed in a way that benefits females over males and rewards female behavior over male. That will skew male interactions.
     
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    Sometime there are kids under 4 in our church and yes they make a little noise, wonderful children noise.
     
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    Agree no argument here
     
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    Most will do that very thing to adults as well.
     
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    My mom used to say that was music to her ears
     
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