Generation Net: The Youngsters Prefer Their Virtual Lives To The Real World

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Daily Mail): “Children are often happier with their online lives than they are with reality, a survey has revealed.

“They say they can be exactly who they want to be – and as soon as something is no longer fun they can simply hit the quit button.

“Around 47 per cent of children said they behaved differently online than they did in their normal lives with many claiming it made them feel more powerful and confident.

“[Psychotherapist Peter Bradley said:] ‘These findings suggest that children see cyberspace as detachable from the real world and a place where they explore parts of their behaviour and personality that they possibly would not show in real life. We can’t allow cyberworlds to be happier places than our real communities, otherwise we are creating a generation of young people not functioning adequately in our society.’

“‘We were alarmed by the number of risks being taken by teenagers whilst online,’ he said. ‘Safe online behaviour is taught in schools, but teenagers seem to be unable to relate the risks to themselves.’”

My Comment: Development cannot be stopped, and thus only by correcting a person can we make cyberspace useful. Everything rests on the integral upbringing.

In general, humanity is in transition to virtual space. It is moving away from the carriers of physical sensations, energy, and information and entering the space of forces and qualities. Matter will gradually lose its firmness in our sensations until it disappears as an illusion.

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