I found it incredibly interesting - I read it over a couple of days (115 pages) with much thinking in between.. I agree with most of what I read if not all- and it's EYE opening. Immigration to Canada is happening & with it lots of change. This article gives us 'Expected Trend' forcasting while providing 'Present day studies & 'predictions & Samples of 'Evidence of Change' on several very important issues for Canadians as well as around the world!
It has planted several ideas in my head now about the direction I am going.
The report discusses several times about technology and the rise for technicoligal detoxing -for numerous reasons, specifically health related & mental health issues are on the RISE guarenteed- I was facinated to read about 70% of Amecicans live in a perpetual state of anxiety - I get it, sadly... & many more afraid of the coming advancement of robots than their own death - frig, turn off the T.V.. Difficult to read are the statistics of young teens having higher rates/thoughts of suicide - in direct relation to a higher use of social media hours - that's fucked up, that's enough right there - for me as a parent to want to say: That's it- until you are paying for your own phone full time- you only can use it 3 hours a day.
Or until you are old enough to be wiser' - lol - is there such a thing?
I know just as many adults who's moods effected by social media on a daily basis, including mine.
I'm leaning towards the detoxing more & more & more.. to the point I'm thinking of moving to an area where you won't get wifi if you visit me. I'll either have few visitor or many as the years pass... as long as you're not on your phone - I don't care. I don't use or own a cell phone so I can assure you - I am not interested or impressed when others around are constantly on theirs - I no longer see it as a positive social or business thing- or advancing.. I see it a a loss of control & draining on everyones mentality. A loss of control - taken over control by a phone that will not be ignored- how does anyone get any 'real quality' thinking or WORK done? I have a girlfriend who said her partner looks at his phone every single message- about every 5 minutes - & she's "sick of him & it". I notice she looks at hers quite a bit also- lonely times ahead - that's in the report also.
It even ends with Cannabis in Canada- & it's growing places! We know that already & cucumbers are going to go up in price - we know that too with all these green houses now growing cannabis instead of cucumbers.
I feel more empowered after reading it & it's inspired a few ideas & direction I do want to pursue! Ready or not- life learning never ends & the retirement age is soon to be something the past.. & something that is even in MORE demand is CREATIVE thinkers - employees won't be giving gym memberships to employees in the future - they realize & understand for happier, healthier - employees - they will be offering painting classes in a telephone free zones! YEEEEE!
Bringing back creativity - Let's hope they start in SCHOOLS.
Read. Explore... imagine all the possibilities.
With TLC & THC