Why the phone should go down and the sun up

By Sarah Wichman

         Most people believe that unplugging is the end of the world. But is it? The Journalism 1 classes of Grand Island Senior High School did just that. I was one of those students.

         Large portions of the classroom struggled while I found something peaceful, a way to destress, a puzzle. For 45 minutes, the only thing my friend and I did was a puzzle. Without finishing, I still felt accomplished, unlike every time I mess around on my phone or social media. There everyone puts the best part of their lives on a platter for people to see. However, when you have a bad day, the last thing you would want to see is the perfect lives people put online. 

         Social media takes up so much of human life. After the experiment, I checked my phone to see the number of notifications. I had 15 notifications. All of these were from social media. 

         Nowadays, when kids are bored in class, instead of doing something educational like a challenge worksheet, they go on Snapchat. While on Snapchat, they use Sendit to get people to ask questions. 

         If people were to unplug from their phones and see the fun of playing outside, the world wouldn’t be suffering from vitamin deficiency.

         The Cleveland Clinic said, “Vitamin D deficiency is a common global issue. About 1 billion people worldwide have vitamin D deficiency, while 50% of the population has vitamin D insufficiency. Approximately 35% of adults in the United States have vitamin D deficiency.”

         So put your phone down and go outside. Have fun playing in the leaves. Don’t forget the snow is coming, be ready to go outside and play when it lands. 

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