Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 13
November 28, 2023
By Salman J. Choudhury
When I was a kid, going for rides was one of my favorite things to do, and there’s one ride that I loved the most, and that was the seesaw. Back then, I just saw it as a ride, needing two people to ride it. Simple, right?
To put it in perspective, everything needs balance. Like how a seesaw needs two people for perfect balance, we people have to juggle a lot of different things to have that perfect balance. Okay, enough about seesaws and juggling stuff. My main focus for this story is gaming or technology as a whole and how having an unhealthy addiction can disrupt a good balance between you and the real world.
Kids in our generation have grown accustomed to staying home to play for hours, watch TV, or scroll through their phones, wasting their youth away. I mean, look, I’m not a fun police officer by any means. Go ahead if that’s what you like doing, but it’s that balance people lack. Having an unhealthy balance can tear down relationships, cause anxiety due to a lack of human interactions, laziness, and so on.
I know so many people of my age who are unable to do normal stuff because of the imperfect balance they have in their lives. I remember it so vividly; it was 2016. Stepping outside and seeing kids having fun, it feels so unreal now looking back, not seeing a single soul straight out of some utopia. Years will keep passing, and technology will keep getting better and better. The least people can do who are reading is to be more out there. Instead of having a Friday night at home, go out with family or loved ones and have good quality time rather than being cooped up in your room all day rotting.