Steps to Overcome Technology Addiction

Dr. Eric Perry

By Dr. Perry, PhD


“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” ~Seneca

We live in a world where most of our life essentials are one click away. Food, clothing, companionship, entertainment, and even sex can be attained by just a click. More and more we are giving our vital life energy to electronic devices. Look around. I am quite sure you will see what is becoming a familiar norm. The bent head, focused-non-blinking stare, the raised hand holding an electronic device, with the other hand probably tapping or swiping the screen. We are slowly becoming electronically fed zombies. Our interactions with one another are becoming less in person and more facilitated by an electronic device. It is reported that one in eight Americans suffer from problematic internet use and an estimated 30 percent of the population in China is highly addicted to the internet…

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3 thoughts on “Steps to Overcome Technology Addiction

  1. I think that I have an addiction too. These devices have become my late night companions. Something to do to pass the time and feel connected to others out there. I’m very busy and active, but between 8 pm and 2am, I’m usually scrolling and writing and reading on a device. Yikes!

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