Is technology taking over parenting?

I believe that being a parent does not necessarily mean having children. Having duties/responsibilities in society to protect the younger people makes us all parents.  A few days ago, I bumped into a group of teenagers arguing about stuff they read on the Internet and comparing it to their own boring parents’ 2-hour lectures (as they said). They were all so engrossed with their smart phones, disregarding any advice; they ever received from their parents just because they felt their phones were smarter and less wordy!
Parents have more wisdom than a smartphone.   Net photo.
Parents have more wisdom than a smartphone. Net photo.

I believe that being a parent does not necessarily mean having children. Having duties/responsibilities in society to protect the younger people makes us all parents.

A few days ago, I bumped into a group of teenagers arguing about stuff they read on the Internet and comparing it to their own boring parents’ 2-hour lectures (as they said). They were all so engrossed with their smart phones, disregarding any advice; they ever received from their parents just because they felt their phones were smarter and less wordy!

Since when does technology come before parents? Since when does the internet care about us more than our own parents do? Since when does anyone question the advice rendered by parents? This is insane!

Granted, technology is very fascinating but that should never make you question the words of the people who love you the most in the world. You should not neglect the advice of the elderly regardless of whether you are related or not.

Before technology came into our lives, we had cultural values and beliefs that guided our parents who now pass on that knowledge to us. So maybe these phones are quite interesting but they will never be smarter than the people who raised you so don’t dismiss what they taught you – no matter how long the conversations take.

 

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