ONLINE HABITS : PERCEPTION VS REALITY
YES we love being ALIVE ONLINE however between what we perceive and what our family and friends do while we are ONLINE reserves quite often a lot of judgmental surprises.
But possibly some truth to acknowledge too!
How do we really perceive our own online habits versus how our family does can be quite revealing.
Here is a common sentence we may experience our partner/ kids/ parents saying to us one day :
Them : ” you are so addicted to your freaking phone!”
and then we tend to reply as a natural justification mechanism :
Us : ” I am not always on my phone … I mainly use my laptop as it is better for my eyes, my typing… (trying to be healthier here!) and it is necessary for me to be online for my business/ social/ world engagement (*replace with what ever you use as your excuse )
OR more specifically…
Them : ” the other morning I was in the kitchen trying to reach for the coffee pods and you did not even realised I was next to you… as you were completely absorbed by your online scrolling / engagement / whatever we want to call it (exasperate tone will usually be also appearing at this stage ) ;
and they add:
Them : I HAD TO LITERALLY BRUSH YOU OFF MY WAY and that did not even make you adjust back to the NOW kitchen reality we were IN!
US : “BUT……”