It is 9pm on Sunday night and Dancing With The Stars is over. Blair is voted out – I think because he is not from the Channel 7 stable but that is just my opinion. Before I head off to sleep, it is time to write my Monday blog for Dynamic Business. But that is OK, my wife will do her Suduko for 45 minutes, so I even have time to even check my emails!
Let me start with my blog. What will I write about this week?
Bugger! A mental block.
I’ll check my emails first. Fortunately, it is Sunday so only a few too read and nothing much to action. Shouldn’t take long, so will just do it now.
Now, back to the blog. I am still struggling for subject matter. So let me look on line for inspiration. I’ll check my various social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, LinkedIn Groups and then read one of the 62 email newsletters I receive last week for some ideas.
Oh gosh, it is now 10:45. I have read heaps and achieved nothing. Not a word written. My wife has finished Suduko, the light is out and she is asleep.
Geez, I have to start. Wait a sec. Here is something from today’s Sunday Telegraph, a US study finds:
- 33% of 18-34 women check Facebook before brushing their teeth or going to the toilet in the morning;
- 20% wake up in the middle of the night to respond to wall postings, Tweets and texts; and
- 37% admitted to falling asleep with their phones in their hands.
Surely, they cannot be serious stats. Incredible and pretty sad stats. What sort of world are we living in. And if we assume the males of that age group have similar numbers then what is the future for the human race?
I know a deep question for this time of night. But what is the future if the traditional time for mating is spent texting and when falling asleep in the arms of a loved one, was meant literally not digitally.
When I was 18 to 34, I will be the first to admit I wanted to get into bed at night as quickly as possible in the hope that my partner would be happy for some ‘rumpy pumpy!’ And if time permitted no better way to start the day. Checking my mobile phone never occurred to me. And of course Facebook and Twitter never existed.
Why did things change? Did we as humans let it? And when did it all change?
Look at me, the height of hypocrisy!
Checking emails, reading updates on Facebook and having TweetDeck open at this time of night. I am also product of this new culture. While out of the age bracket of the study, I am following the same behaviour.
Hmmmm – do I finish the blog? Do I reply to my emails? Do I hope that my wife is still awake?