Is there a new decline in public courtesy?

We have become all too accustomed to being in the public eye. With T & C’s that few ever read, we are giving away our privacy at an alarming rate. Not only are we being tracked by our browsers, but social media also sells our private information for corporate benefit. We are having our private conversations at high volume in public places.

Where once there was blissful silence & courtesy, now there is the hum of technology and loud conversations.

Simply visit a public monument or tour a famous church and you will see blatant disregard for others in the form of selfie sticks at sacred gravesites and loud conversations held in front of a sign stating “Silence”.

I believe that this new decline in courtesy, is due, in part, by technologies and social media.

We forget about to setting personal boundaries because we are so used to putting it all out there. It makes the world appears to be growing smaller. We have grown informal in situations where formalities and convention are still expected.

I have witnessed appalling behaviour on airplanes, that I had never seen a decade ago. While at home, there is growing disconnect with children left to their own devices, literally.

In my practice, I often recommend a break from tech for tech-dependent clients presenting with moderate to severe anxiety.

I find that relief from the EMF’s and the auditory and visual stimulation can aid in relieving anxiety. However, the detox period can feel like you have lost a limb, but after 2 weeks of reduced screen time, clients feel better.

We are creating anxiety that did not exist in previous generations with the overuse of technology.

The bounderies of reality between the public and private world have blurred. This could be remedied by inviting real connection, by putting down our phones and laptops and making eye contact with people and pets more. This way we can find our way back to kindness, courtesty and connection. If you want to find out more about recovering from addictions, anxiety or how to set boundaries, you may book a free 15 minute consultation. If you want to learn more about freeing yourself from the fears containing you, take a look at this anxiety blog.

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