Too Wired

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners

Do you ever have the feeling that we are TOO connected? Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Blackberries, I Phones…And then we have the Wii, X box, DS…

My wife and I facilitate a class at the church, Growing Kid’s God’s Way. In the video last week, Gary Ezzo tells of a time when his dad was coming home from work and the young Gary wanted to go fishing alone. He wanted to go fishing so incredibly much. This probably took place 60 years ago.

As I watched that scene,  It hit me, “Would our kids want to go fishing, or to go for a walk, or to go bike riding? It seems that electronics consume them and often times us! In fact, I’ve noticed at birthdays and Christmas, that if the gift is not electronics, video games and such, that they are not really interested. Can you imagine the look on their faces if we were to give them a book?

It made me think that maybe we should have periods of time when we all just turn everything off. No TV, Wii, Facebook, Twitter, E-mail… what a concept.

Just something to think about.My boy without his electronics!

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Pat Guttery

Associate Broker

Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners

8686 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(225)315-2000 cell

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Charlie Gantz
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Good thoughts.  Carry on your worthwhile work with the kids.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Feb 18, 2010 06:39 AM #1
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Pat Guttery
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Thanks so much. We try.

Feb 18, 2010 06:41 AM #2
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Pat...

Now that I've adapted to being wired I don't think I can give it up :)

On a more serious note, we have a family day every Sunday. There's 4 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 under five. On this day the rule is no wire. The one exception is the WI. It's a wonderful family activity when us Grand Parents can't actually go skiing or play any kind of sports. We laugh, we cry, we tick each other off and basically behave like every other dysfunctional family on this planet :)

TLW...ROAR!

Feb 18, 2010 06:59 AM #3
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Pat Guttery
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Great ideas. We all need to unplug our stuff once in a while.

Feb 18, 2010 07:53 AM #4
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Jackie Hillen
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Hey Pat - Welcome to Active Rain - I noticed your questions on Facebook and I'm glad you joined - I think you made a great decision. 

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Thank you Jackie. Glad to be on here. 

Oct 07, 2014 09:56 AM #7
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