The Importance Of Leisure Time

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In today’s world, society has become centered on technology. Everywhere you see, people are on their cell phones or handheld tablets. Society nowadays has become unimaginable without electronics, and certainly people have become dependent on their “toys”. Technology has changed aspects of our life and made us more efficient and effective. For instance, there is no need to mail letters like the old days because of e-mails and instant messaging. Additionally, individuals are more organized because of calendars and reminders from their IPhones, cellular devices. However, in today’s society people are more inclined to search up answers on the World Wide Web rather than trying to find out answers via nature. For this reason technology has had a…show more content…
Not only philosophers, but also any individual needs ample leisure time to study something that is desirable to them. For instance, Gregor Mendel discovered the basic principles of hereditary by studying pea plants, but may have not been possible if it was not for the bountiful amount of time he had. All and any types of studies demands time, concentration, and a rested body which can be achieved if free time is used efficiently. However, electronic devices idle the most of the leisure time a person has and thus the time that could be spent studying and/or researching is gone to waste. Additionally, the trend starts from a very young age where parents give their little children electronics to keep them occupied and focus their attention to the technology in hand. The reason parents do this is because they don’t want to be disturbed with questions they feel that are common sense such as why the color of the sky is blue. However, these kids grow up to spend most of their leisure time on their electronic devices because from a young age these “toys” manifested their daily lives. Thus leisure time is limited by technology and leads to us being hindered in making enough time for a valuable…show more content…
Technology acts as a distraction that takes up most of our leisure time and stops one from questioning what we don’t know. Technology may have brought people a stable job and a better lifestyle, making lives easier. Although it has had a major positive impact, it has had a negative impact in that people are too consumed in their electronics to even hold a conversation with a stranger. Electronics affect our free time, sense experience, and wonder which ultimately limits our knowledge. If we don’t use our free time wisely, we are unable to study something that is desirable. Wonder is the questioning of things we don’t know and awe us, but if we ignore this we are not gaining knowledge and becoming more informed. Las but not least sense experience is the starting point of most of philosophy which people nowadays don’t use their senses because of being overwhelmed with their
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