The Demise of Guys? Over My Dead Body
I was recently reading an article written by Gregg Murset called The Demise of Guys? Over My Dead Body. Gregg is the creator of My Job Chart and he was discussing how young men and boys are getting caught up in online technology so much that they are losing a large part of their lives to video games and pornography. Gregg has 4 boys of his own and he wants to make sure that his boys, and all boys like them, do not get caught up in electronics to the point where they are neglecting other, more important, aspects of their lives. He discusses the fact that because of the intense stimulation that video games produce, our boys minds are becoming “rewired” to expect constant stimulation at a higher and higher level. It is leaving them with an inability to relate to real life. And the graphic nature of pornography is harming their ability to develop normal, caring relationships. Again, they are becoming stimulated in an artificial way, which leaves them expecting life to be different than it really is. As the graphic below shows, this is a scary and disturbing trend.
The Trend & What Can Be Done
My Take On This Issue
As the mom of 3 boys I am very concerned about my kids well being and how they will develop as young men. With autism thrown into the picture, life becomes very complicated. One of the only things Matthew truly enjoys is video game, and there in lies a large problem. We know they aren’t healthy for him, but when given the opportunity to have free time, he has no interest in other things. My husband and I are really looking for guidance in helping him, and his brothers, choose other activities to stimulate their mind and keep them active. We are hoping he and his brothers will choose to join a swim team as they get older, since it is a great activity and something we think they will love.
But the main idea is to get our boys away from the computers and get them involved around the house, or in outside activities. So what do you do to keep your kids active and off the computer?
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.