We’re both below average

We read Newsweek and discovered that we need to spend more time texting. According to Tony Dokoupil’s article in the July 16, 2012, issue of the magazine, the average person sends or receives about 400 texts a month. For the average teenager, the number is 3,700.

Neither of us sends anywhere near that many text messages—although we do spend a number of hours a day sitting in front of a computer.

We’re not Internet-addicted. Thank goodness. In this article, Larry Rosen, a California psychologist, warns that the Internet sometimes “fosters our obsessions, dependence and stress reactions….It “encourages—and even promotes—insanity.”

However, we do think it’s a good idea think about how much time we spend at our computer and on the Internet. This Newsweek writer concludes: “And all of us, since the relationship with the Internet began, have tended to accept it as is, without much conscious thought about how we want it to be or what we want to avoid. Those days of complacency should end.”

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One Response to “We’re both below average”

  1. Mary Hunter September 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Wow! That’s a lot of texts! Especially for teenagers.

    ~Mary

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