I hate screens.
I don't know if I've ever mentioned that, but I really do. Why? There are several reasons.
- They waste a lot of time without the time passing in a noticeable and concrete way. It vanishes like smoke.
- They steal attentions while giving the illusion of multi-tasking. Even though you think you're paying attention to the person talking to you while checking your email, you aren't. Ultimately, you don't give your full attention to either and do a poor job at both.
- They make people in my family grumpy. My daughter has a noticeably shorter temper when there's a screen visible. She can't touch them or interact with them, so to her, they are attention-sucking machines that separate her from her parents and friends. She's tries to distract us, then we're grumpy because we were in the middle of something.