The sad reality of today is that technology got so involved into our daily lives that we almost forgot how to communicate in person, or how to make real friends. We live in the decade of smartphones that captivate all of our attention. It seems like everything turns around the social networking sites and our existence is marked by our profiles and all those posts and photos we upload on a daily basis.
Teenagers in particular are overly obsessed with technology and some recent studies state how they spend around 74 hours a month on apps, but it seems the number is much higher. Other studies state that as our brain grows dependent on technology, our intellect weakens a great deal.
You have probably noticed how the family gatherings are not as fun as they used to be. Joking and talking have been substituted with messaging and typing and that’s something we can’t really change no matter how hard we try.
One father got fed up by his sons using their phones all the time, including dinner time, so he decided to bring to their attention how disrespectful that is in the most hilarious way possible.
If you take a look at the people at the cafes and the restaurants you’ll notice how they barely speak to each other, because they are way too busy staring on their phone screens. Eating together only matters if the food is attractive enough to be posted on Instagram. Nobody cares if it’s tasty or not as long as it gathers likes from your followers.
The same thing happened at this dad’s place, by he decided he won’t put up with his sons’ behavior any longer.
A study completed by Virginia Tech and reported in Washington Post said using your phone during social situations like dinnertime can lead to missing a significant amount of human contact.
The study said:
“Even without active use, the presence of mobile technologies has the potential to divert individuals from face-to-face exchanges, thereby undermining the character and depth of these connections. Individuals are more likely to miss subtle cues, facial expressions, and changes in the tone of their conversation partner’s voice, and have less eye contact.”
Trying to avoid all this, this dad did something that will teach his sons a lesson. As soon as he brought to the table his communication device his wife bursted in laughter and the boys understood their dad’s point an put their phones away.
This is definitely a must watch! Please share it with friends if it made you laugh.