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Young+men+and+women+using+mobile+phonesAre you addicted to texting, emails and social media? It is a difficult habit to break, especially when you’re bored or not doing anything or curious to know what is going on the social media world! We are spending less time interacting with other fellow human beings. When walking down a street, people pass you by without looking up from their mobile phones or when standing at a busy road intersection, they use that time to look at their mobile phones. No one notices things going around them! I have even seen people at tram and train terminus climbing on board the tram, still looking at their mobiles, getting onto the tram/train still looking at their mobiles! I have come across people walking across a busy street, not looking left or right, but with their heads bowed down looking at their mobile!

Another health concern is caring for your eyes. Recently I had to do research on eye sickness and what steps to take to care for your eyes. Our eyes are so precious, you would only know how precious they were if you suddenly experienced vision loss! Think about it! Even before computers and mobile phones, humans do experience some eye problems as they age, whether its cataract, macular degeneration or retina detachment. Some people experience retina detachment – suddenly without warning! The only way to correct this problem is to have surgery and even then full vision is not guaranteed!

The other safety risk is on the road, being at risk to drivers, to yourself and to others, if you are walking across a busy road, preoccupied with reading your mobile phone! How can you not know that a car driver will not be able to use his brakes to prevent a collision?

I have also seen drivers behind the wheel of a car, driving with one hand on the wheel and the other on their mobile phone, looking at their mobile phone, instead of on the road ahead on a very busy road intersection!

Does the Future Hold a Digital Revolution?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/67962187/optometrist-warns-screen-use-may-cause-early-macular-degenerationis

How can we overcome this addiction? Anybody have any answers? I look forward to your comments. Thank you!

May God be with you on your journey today!

~ Mary J

 

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Young+men+and+women+using+mobile+phones During this season of Lent, I have been thinking about how much time we spend on mobile phones, computers and TV!

Last night I was driving down a neighborhood and I glanced across at a house which had their front room window open for all to see and I saw 2 young men staring into their separate computer screens. This was evening, a time where we usually gather as a family after dinner and chat. I had a sense of sadness that we seem to be caught up in this technology world that we can’t even look at another human being near us. How do you know by not looking at another person that you could pick up a sense of sadness on another’s face and ask them ‘what is wrong, can I help you?’. Or you can tell by looking at a person’s face that they are not well and help them. How can we help one another, if we are constantly looking at a mobile!

While I have been commuting by tram during the week, I notice everyone has a mobile phone in their hand, while waiting by the tram stop and even when they get on the tram, they are still holding that phone and staring at the screen and swiping the screen with their fingers. What are people missing out on? Enjoying the fresh air and sunshine after being cooped up in an office perhaps? A lovely sunny day, looking around them and thanking God for all the beauty of creation, looking at someone and smiling, start chatting with someone or helping someone. All those opportunities are gone forever. I once stepped onto a train with a lady who I never knew was blind and she started chatting cheerfully about something (just a few humorous words) which made me smile and respond to her as well and soon we got talking!

I myself have been guilty of spending extra time on the net. I think about the cost of electricity, battery chargers, extra cost of internet downloads. All that extra time using electricity does eventually add up each month. Cutting out an extra hour of TV or computer each day will reduce your electricity bill each month, even if it is a small amount.

What can you do with that extra hour (of not staring at the TV screen or mobile)?

  1. Family prayer time.
  2. Chat with family around you or phone someone you have not spoken to in a while.
  3. Read a book.
  4. Pray the rosary and read a passage from the scriptures. Meditate on whatever words grab your attention or meditate on a scripture story.
  5. Go for a walk.
  6. Clean and tidy your home.
  7. Organise your day with a To Do list.

I hope all the above ideas are productive and will help you grow your spiritual life during this Lenten season.

God bless you and yours!

~ Mary

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While blog hopping, I came across this website and would like to share it with you all. After all we need to help one another on this great journey of life. Someone, somewhere is stuck in a rut and looking for change. So here are some great tips. I only share what I know is good for me, so its good for you …

http://www.success.com/article/how-to-change-yourself-in-positive-ways

~ God bless you!

Mary

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Every human being develops some kind of addiction in this life. Be free of your addictions – give your life over to Jesus Our Merciful Saviour.

‘Jesus came to set the captives free’

Listen and watch Father Corapi’s talk on this subject.

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