Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Screen Time

In my family we limit our ‘screen time’. That is, time in front of the TV, computer, iphone, video games, and any other electronic device with a screen. Try to estimate right now in your mind how much screen time you have had in the last 24 hours. Why do we have to limit screen time? Because it is the easiest thing to do with our time. It requires the least effort for the most immediate payback. The problem is that screen time has very few long term benefits. What takes more effort but also has far better returns? …‘people time’.