Monday, June 01, 2015

The Case for Boredom

What happens when we fill every bit of dead space in our days with Candy Crush, Facebook, ESPN, Snapchat, and Pinterest...when the time we used to spend daydreaming, people-watching,  imagining, even just zoning out, is now occupied by our phones?  

There are fears that our smart phones are going to keep this generation from creating and inventing and thinking like the generations before us.  What will our generation be known for?   Being undefeated in Trivia Crack?

When the New Tech City Podcast introduced The Bored and the Brilliant, I was hooked.  It's a week-long podcast experiment about technology and our lives. If you feel overly-attached to your devices, take a listen.  You're not alone, and each day of the Bored and Brilliant Challenge includes a short podcast with a baby-step for you to try in the process of unplugging, and some great information to help understand why the unplugging is so important.

So, this summer is a great time to make sure you and your kids spend some time getting bored.

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