Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Family Time in Decline

My husband forwarded me this article.....

Whether it's around the dinner table or sitting in front of the TV, U.S. families say they are spending less time together. The decline in family time coincides with a rise in Internet use, and the boom of social networks—though a new report stops just short of assigning blame.
The center is reporting that 28 percent of Americans it interviewed last year said they have been spending less time with members of their households. Only 11 percent said that in 2006.

Sad, but true that we are spending more and more time on Facebook and Ebay and less time engaged with our children and families. Bowling Alone is a very convicting book about how our connections with one another have plummeted in the last 50 years and Ambient Intimacy has taken the place of real life relationships.

With the inventions of television, Internet, and air conditioning who needs to leave the house to feel connected, comfortable and entertained? We are selfish and not willing to truly invest in others.

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