Cleverly penned, performed and directed by Gary Turk, delivered in an entertaining way whilst still getting the message across.
I grew up in the days of playing outside with my friends, getting home as the sun went down to a nice dinner and entertainment then was watching black and white TV – two channels, the ABC and Channel 8 in Orange NSW.
Fast forward to today and I am sitting by myself in my lounge room with one laptop on, a tablet sitting next to me and my mobile phone close by, all at my beck and call waiting for me to say hello in some form to “connect” with other people – just like in the video but on steroids!
I often think when I am old/er and I am in a nursing home, where there used to be Bingo and a piano that everyone sang along too, there will be an Internet café where we all plug ourselves into the internet and forget to talk to the person next to us or better still have wi-fi in our rooms so we never have to leave..
I thought this ideal at first BUT on reflection as in the video it doesn’t really work, we need to get out and connect personally with people and nature no matter our situation in life.
I am fortunate to have a balance (well teetering on imbalance perhaps!) of both worlds. I grew up without technology as we know it and can entertain myself without such features BUT I choose to have them. I worry for today’s children that they only know this and will forget to connect properly with society and nature.
Maybe our forebears thought that about TV! Interesting subject, any thoughts appreciated and if I can tear myself away from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and my other gadgetry I will look forward to reading your thoughts.
For those of you who cannot hear the lyrics very well over the music, I have found a link below that has the lyrics for you to read.
Now about that hashtag concept?….. #Lookup #Gary Turk #Ifeelsillydoing this #amidoingittherightway
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