Randam Ron Paulism
It is said we go about the world waging war to promote peace, and yet the price paid is rarely weighed against the failed efforts to make the world a better place. Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense. What right does anyone have to sacrifice the lives of others for some cause of questionable value? Even if well motivated it can’t justify using force on uninterested persons. It’s said that the 18 year old owes it to his country. Hogwash! It just as easily could be argued that a 50 year-old chickenhawk, who promotes war and places the danger on innocent young people, owes a heck of a lot more to the country than the 18 year-old being denied his liberty for a cause that has no justification.”
Conscription - The Terrible Price of War, November 21, 2003
Study: Face Time Benefits Preteens
By Rachel Silverman
A new study finds that media multitasking can harm amicable and romantic development in preteen girls. And a researchers found a elementary remedy—face-to-face talks.
Researchers from Stanford University surveyed 3,461 girls from a ages of 8 to 12 about their electronic habits and their amicable and romantic states. The subjects, subscribers to Discovery Girls magazine, available answers in an online survey, stating how many time they spent examination videos, emailing, texting, personification videogames and other activities. They also reported how mostly they did dual or some-more of those tasks simultaneously.
The study, published in Developmental Psychology, found that complicated digital multitasking and some-more time spent in front of screens correlated with bad romantic and amicable health—including low amicable confidence, not feeling normal, carrying some-more friends whom relatives understand as bad influences and even sleeping less. Passively examination videos, online or on television, was also strongly compared with disastrous health measures.
Media multitasking might be heading to “serious romantic and developmental consequences,” pronounced Clifford Nass, a communications highbrow during Stanford and co-author of a investigate with Roy Pea, an preparation professor.
Dr. Nass cautioned that while there was a clever association between complicated media multitasking and bad romantic health, a researchers weren’t means to infer a causal effect. Nor were they means to establish an optimal volume of face time or how many digital multitasking was too much.
The commentary are generally complicated since a preteen years are vicious for amicable and romantic development, Dr. Nass said.
The consult also asked how many time a subjects spent participating in face-to-face conversations with friends, relatives or siblings. More face-to-face communication correlated with improved sleep, some-more amicable confidence and fewer friends whom relatives deliberate bad influences.
Researchers found a girls spent an normal of 6.9 hours a day regulating electronic media, contra 2.1 hours a day in face-to-face interaction. In a study, girls stating high levels of face-to-face communication reported clever amicable and romantic health even if they were complicated media users.
The researchers assume that kids learn to appreciate emotions in partial by examination a faces of other people, that helps make them some-more gentle socially. Video-chatting, with a use like Skype, might be an unlawful surrogate for in-person conversations since people tend to do other activities, like Web-surfing, during video conversations, Dr. Nass said. When kids are surrounded by peers and family members who are staring during smartphone screens, they also are reduction expected to be intent emotionally.
“You used to hear all a time ‘Look during me when we speak to you,’ though now everybody is looking during their inclination instead. we might hear a difference we are using, though we skip a tone of your voice, your facial expressions and your physique posture, so we get reduction rudimentary with reading emotions,” pronounced Dr. Nass. “The many critical summary is that face-to-face communication is only enormously critical and there has been a thespian decrease in that, among kids and among families.”
Readers, how many time do your kids spend in electronic vs. face-to-face exchanges? Do we try to make face-to-face exchanges during home or are we as guilty of texting and emailing as preteens are?