Millennial ADD – A Theory On The Epidemic
The Millennial generation has the attention span of a dog with a severe case of light obsession.
After studying the phenomenon in dogs, I couldn’t help drawing parallels between the two seemingly unrelated problems. Millennial ADD, and Light Obsession in dogs.
Modern technology rewrites the brain’s circuitry, and has a different effect on each individual. Same with dogs and lights. Some canines will happily chase a laser light and then go right back to being a healthy and productive dog, while others are prone to developing an obsessive compulsive disorder. Humans interact similarly with technology, and should therefore have screen time limited during adolescence.
I believe that most children are susceptible to falling under the trance of a mobile device, video game, or television screen. Much more so than fully developed adults. The Millennial generation grew up staring at artificial lights, and developing addictions that turned debilitating later in life. Their brains developed in a constantly overstimulated environment, and lost the ability to hold interest in things that do not glitter. Millennial ADD.
The result of millions of children binging on millions of hours of screen based entertainment is what we now call the Millennial ADD epidemic. It’s also a major contributor to the larger problem of Millennialism, and the continued process of Millennialization that attempts to further zombify our youth.
While I can’t prove that the constant staring into screens is what caused the spike in attention deficit disorder, I know that something ain’t right here. Something about the similarity between a laser light obsessed dog and a two year old with a cellphone struck a raw chord with me, especially considering the behavior I see exhibited by the worst generation. So keep your kids off the screens, or at least strictly ration the time they spend zonked out.