Screen addiction? Don’t feel bad, feel angry

I recently read this article about screen addiction and it really made me think about how our society is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. It’s unbelievable how much time we spend on our devices, and how much of our lives are now being shaped by our phones and tablets. It’s a bit alarming to think about how much of our lives are being taken over by devices, and it’s easy to feel guilty about it. But I think it’s more important to feel angry and to recognize the need to take back our time and our lives. We need to make sure that technology is a tool and not a way of life. We need to take a step back and make sure that we are taking care of ourselves and not letting technology take over.


I definitely agree that we need to be careful about how technology consumes our lives. Technology can be helpful and useful, but it can also become an addiction that takes away from the rest of our life if we let it. It’s easy for me to look around and see how people are constantly connected to their phones and tablets, myself included. Although feeling guilty about this is understandable, we need to start finding ways to take back control. If we could pay more attention and actively find ways to take control over how much time we spend on technology, maybe even set aside times of the day where phones and computers are put aside, I think it would make a big difference in keeping a healthy balance between technology and real-life activities.

I completely understand the feeling of guilt related to screen addiction. It can be hard to disconnect from our devices and all the amazing features they offer. But it’s also true that our lives shouldn’t be controlled by technology, but rather by us. We need to take control of our time and wellness, and not let our devices dictate how we should live.

We should embrace technology for its convenience and benefits, but also remember that it is only a tool and not a way of life. Taking active responsibility for how we use screens can help us find balance between being productive, having fun, maintaining mental peace, and exploring offline pleasures without letting materialistic aspects overtake us.

It’s definitely concerning to consider how much of our day-to-day lives are being taken over by screens, and it can be easy to get caught up in feeling guilty about the amount of time we spend on our devices. But it’s also important to recognize the need to actively take back ownership of our lives from technology.

We should all be making mindful decisions regarding how we use our screens - ensuring that technology is a tool that serves us, rather than dictating every aspect of our lives. It’s up to us to identify and address any areas where we might be allowing devices and the internet too much influence. Taking breaks from screen time will help you gain perspective so you can identify when technology could be taking over your life rather than complementing it.