The Change Revolution
7/1/13 at 09:54 AM 0 Comments

Be Honest: Ever Feel Addicted to Being Online?

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The American Psychiatric Association is focusing more and more attention to our online behavior – some might say “addiction.” For instance, they’ve officially recommended “Internet-use Gaming Disorder” for further study. I’m a contributor to Fast Company magazine, and they recently did a reader poll and discovered that 47.5% of their readers admitted to feeling addicted to the Internet. Perhaps a more revealing look at people’s behavior is the question of what people are willing to give up to spend more time online:

70% are willing to give up sleep
68% are willing to give up going to the bathroom
40% are willing to give up time with friends
37% are willing to give up time with their significant other
31% are willing to give up time with parents or siblings
28% are willing to give up meals
12% are willing to give up time with children

I’m reminded by Luke 12:34:
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

People’s hearts are always revealed by how they prioritize their time. How about you? What are you willing to give up in order to spend more time online?

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