It’s Not Necessarily Wrong

Take cell phones for example. It’s not a sin to have a cell phone, billions of people do. And it’s not so wrong to have a fast sporty race car. But, are these things really necessary?

People ask us older folks all the time, “so, what did you do for fun when you were a kid?” I answer, “we had good clean fun, like playing outdoors with each other. We played jax with marbles; we climbed trees. We pretended we were adults and played ‘house.’”

In my opinion technology has robbed kids today of all this. What would the average teenager do if you took away their cell phones or computers? They would be devastated. These items aren’t a necessity, they’re distractions of every day life.

You can ask my daughter, who just turned 30, even her generation had some good ole fashioned fun. These foundations give kids routine, good boundaries, fun and friendship.

Computers aren’t necessary to child rearing. Sure, computers in schools help in learning, but lets leave them in the schools.

When your kids or grandkids get home today, how about going outside with them and having some good ole fashioned fun. Have a picnic, take a walk or just lay down on the grass and look up at the sky.

It’s a necessity of life.

”Proverbs 17: 22 – “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Dianne Petrey