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  1. LauraJ says

    I can’t believe you didn’t know I have a Facebook page!!! Lol I don’t really advertise it. I kind of created and then thought….let’s log out and go on twitter.
    I’m so thankful that I had a childhood without all this. My little sister who is 10, said to me: ‘imagine if we didn’t have mobile phones’. She couldn’t believe that they are quite a new invention (in the grand scheme of things).
    The problem with instant gratification as well, is everyone believing their own hype. People get carried away with attention and it can consume them. I’ve seen some people with Instagram captions describing how hot they are. xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I will follow you now. I remember getting my first Nokia and it was cool that it actually had colour.
      Then I had a motorola and I’d constantly want to flip it with attitude. And the first cameras – they were so awful but just the idea of saving images.
      I wouldn’t do anything with them. I’d just occasionally scroll the albums. I’m gutted that I’ve lost quite a few of them due to my phone breaking. xxx

  2. LauraJ says

    Haha it’s like when I’m on a train, all I want to do is stare at my phone. Or if I’m out at dinner and someone goes to the toilet, I get my phone out because I can’t handle just sitting and waiting. Which sounds terrible!
    I find it’s pushy parents who do everything. The mums actually compete with each other. And technology makes us pretty lazy at times, so I try to limit what technology I use.
    Thank you for reading and definitely check out his talks. There’s quite a few on YouTube and they are the best I’ve heard – informative, funny and motivational without being preachy.

  3. LauraJ says

    Thank you Sophie!! I used to work with this girl whose family is incredibly wealthy. And she literally complained for 10 mins because her friends dad wouldn’t give her this writing job as she had no experience.
    You appreciate it so much more when you earn it right. 🙂

  4. LauraJ says

    Thank you Hannah! I think that’s the best way to be. When you are out at dinner or enjoying each others company, it can be a huge distraction having a device on hand. And I think because we use them so much, we need that excuse for when to put them away.

  5. Paolo says

    I watched this talk recently as well and found it interesting. It’s interesting to see how each generation is affected by the environment they grow up in. Technology sure has increased exposure to instant gratification but I’m curious to see how future generations will respond. I personally love being able to buy things online and have them arrive same day, bringing a series, and of course having pizza delivered hot and fresh As you said though expecting these in love, life, career etc. Can be detrimental to development. Thanks for the insights Laura!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Paolo! I’ve watched a few of his talks now and I just find them so fascinating. It is really interesting to see and I’m glad that I grew up in the 90’s when social-media didn’t exist.
      Even though I like it now.

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