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Anil Rajvanshi

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Should we limit our use of cellphones, internet and TV to get back our mental peace?

Internet, cell phones and TV are great means of communication and information. However we as humans are becoming their slaves. A short essay on what can and should be done is at. http://www.nariphaltan.org/cellphone.pdf

Thoughts, debate and suggestions are welcome.

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  • Sep 9 2012: Anil, your essay speaks to a lack of intention amongst the youth you were basing your observations on. They appear to be of a generation that has not known "un-connectivity" as perhaps you and I did as youngsters. They do not have that frame of reference to base their decisions upon. Whether it is addiction or not remains to be seen, but I do know that in addiction recovery, many programs encourage patients to "think through the drink/drug, etc" to see the consequences on the other side of what they might initially believe to be a fairly innocuous action at first. If people would stop and ask themselves what they are doing and why and what the outcome of their actions might be, they may reconsider the idea of being constantly at the beck and call of their electronic devices.

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