Social life of your children? You might improve it
Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 03, 2006 11:11 PM
Have you seen the "content" in the United States these days? I no longer own a television, and have never owned anything like an iPod, for just this reason; I am "underwhelmed" by what passes for "good content" in my country. So, I simply choose not to patronize it. About the only thing I do listen to is C-SPAN (yay, Brian Lamb!) on my car radio.
So, what do I do instead to keep entertained?
I go camping. I take in a live jazz concert (I love jazz and am myself a drummer). I work on improvements to my house. I read books--yes, actual books. I work out to stay in shape. I give talks on, and help folks to implement, LTSP and especially K12LTSP. I do lots of things, and I find that I'm always busy...and entertained.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)
Perhaps if more children's parents saw to it that their kids were less "plugged in" like they are now, those children's social lives would actually take a significant turn for the better. The Boy Scouts is one good example; as a man, I'm still benefiting from what I learned there as a boy. Other cultures, such as those in Europe, seem to be rather ahead of us in this respect.
Disney, et. al. are not necessary for human entertainment, no matter how many times their marketeers try to claim that it is.