Originally Posted by MacShack
I can't believe the comments that I'm reading. It is true that the generation that is growing up with all these amusement products are easily distracted from the things that really matter in life. Of course there is nothing wrong with an iPad or iPhone. But like with everything; when things are not seen in the right context they can become harmful. I see an upcoming generation that is hungry for amusement. They lack discipline and true commitment to fulfill the dreams they once had as a child growing up. Unless they learn how to use these tools to their enhancement rather than their demise they will fall a prey to these technologies.
I think some of you can't flex your brain to understand what he meant and just want to believe what you want to believe so you can make fun of people.
Have some dignity and respond like an adult should. Unless, of course, you are of the generation I was formerly speaking of. Then you have just confirmed my general experience. Then again, the coming generation has learned to be like that from somebody, you? Shallow remarks and conclusions are not rare from shallow people.
BTW I don't know this rabbi. I'm in now way affiliated to him (I'm Dutch) or the Jewish faith. I can, however, relate to what he is saying
I am two generations beyond the generation you refer to. However, I would suggest you "flex your brain" and look into your thoughts.
You are making the same statements that were made in the middle ages, not to mention numerous other periods in our history. Books met the same criticism, as was the telescope, the world was round, etc., etc., etc. You are displaying a lack of trust in people's abilities to navigate through the pro's and con's of any new technology and choose the right path. Perhaps you believe in Facisim, I do not. And, the current generation most likely "learned to be like that" from my generation, and, by the sound of it, yours. Many of the replies to your comment have been rather mild. I would suggest you need to do take a good look at yourself before providing "guidance" to others.
Perhaps English is not your native tongue, nor is it mine. Perhaps you should think twice before risking either being misinterpreted or sounding just like the rabbi that started this thread.