“Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?” -The Daily Post
This is something I used to think about all of the time when I was a kid! Looking back on my childhood, there really aren’t too many things I would change. I loved my childhood! As a young kid, I had basic kid toys. When I turned six, my parents got me my first Gameboy Advance. When I turned eight, I got my first laptop. When I turned ten, I got a bunch of Tamagotchis. At age twelve, I got my Nintendo DS and when I turned fourteen, I got a smartphone and my MacBook Pro. I really like that I initially had to grow up without these things in my life because it taught me to actually appreciate technology. I value all of the electronics that I have now. Having to wait years and years until I could get the things I wanted definitely proved to be beneficial because I learned how to live without them too.
Kids these days have no sense of delayed gratification with technology.
They’re handed an iPad when they turn 1.
Figuratively speaking, IF I had kids or adopted them or something, I would make sure that despite the wide availability, they would have to wait before I would allow all of this technology into their lives. In the future, that may seem unrealistic, but I want them to value the things we have nowadays. I also want them to learn to live without it in case something were to ever happen. Technology was created because people learned to be smart but it has become so advanced that I almost feel like it’s becoming detrimental to our intelligence. Who does math in their head anymore? Anyway, I guess what I am saying is that I would want to raise my kids much in the same way my parents raised me because I genuinely loved my childhood SO MUCH and so I could only hope that my kids would feel the same way.