Saturday, November 11, 2006

The problem with headrest monitors...

i was driving around the other night and pulled up behind a mom and dad driving their shiny new honda passport with those really cool monitors embedded in the headrests. although the window tint (which was installed according to CIA standards) made me work harder to snoop on the back seat, i was able to see the little peeps glued to a dvd of the "little mermaid", while the oldsters were enjoying their starbucks in uninterrupted bliss.

i'm not jealous. i thoroughly enjoyed throwing loose baseballs at my boys as they argued in the back seat, while i ate my burrito from bueno with my other hand and balanced my diet coke between my knees. come on..

anyway, the whole event made me think. it's getting harder and harder these days to get young people (and old people, as well) to understand the value of things like silence, solitude, quiet contemplation, and the discipline of bible reading and study. for most, the thought of spending some quiet moments alone with God is a totally foreign concept. it seems like we have resigned ourselves to living in an "adhd" culture that caters to short attention spans and the addicitons of visual junkies. we depend on someone else to spoon feed bible truth to us. we get annoyed at the insinuation that we ought to carve out some alone time in our busy, hectic, "out-of-control" lifestyles. quit making me feel guilty for not reading my bible...

i don't have a great answer for this. it seems like we are on a technological autobahn where there are no "off ramps"...only faster and faster speeds where the only hope of stopping is to crash.

i need to go throw a baseball.

4 comments:

Greg said...

nice.

i didn't know all this was here...

Luke said...

I don't have monitors in my headrest.

I use my cap instead of a baseball. My little mean Connor would throw the ball back at me...

Ross Garison said...

I refuse to have monitors in headrests. I think this will be easy, though, 'cause I don't expect to make enough money anyway.

Wendy said...

Yeah, I'd break a window if I threw a baseball...lol Horrible, horrible aim.

excellent point about the world. The past few days have been "silent" days at our house - aka no tv. You would have thought I had denied kitkat and the little guy of oxygen. Hmmm...got an suggestions?