Children told me they cannot read for a long time from a book although their reading skills are ok. Yes, a book does not move very much doesn't it? It's not like when your computer is doing an update and you can see this small circle turning and turning, then if you notice, there are dots that appeared 1,2,3....even on an update these is something moving. People's minds are never left in quietness.
Kids even some grownups cannot tolerate immobility for just a few minutes. Their brain is overstimulated by everything, noise, music, IToys, SmartPhones and on and on and on. I am not telling you anything new there.
And it is not going to go backward. So one of the best way to keep people at least with one foot on the ground is that everybody should have access to a nature walk and contact 3 times a week at least to compensate the electronic flood.
This week, I read a story to children about a boy who had the dream of using the hollow trunk of a Boabab to make a house for himself; I asked children, do you think there would be a TV in his home..."no" Do you think there would be computer? "no" the picture of the book enabled the children to see the tree with many animals around....So I finally asked would there be love, and the all said: "yes'.
The story does not stop there:
It might as well be kids and YouTube. Let's face it Itoys are there to stay, that implies Iknowledge. A bit frightening, not the knowledge but the knowledge without the freedom of heart.If you can learn how to make a bomb but your heart is free from hate, there is no problem. Education has to be reshaped, it does not meet the needs and it does not produce very "kind human beings" at the end of the line...
In Asia where I live, 3 months ago there were a group of university students who had nothing reall record breaking to show on YouTube, so they showed their underwwears...and this is sad, sad because grownups are not better, are not mindful and kids get toxic knowledge from them at a very young age, before they are strong enough to decide if this is good or not.
IToys and YouTube are a goldmines of information and communication but................
.......... if the content is digital, the container should be mindful!
Thank you for reading