Final Word: 18 hours a day?! Millennials too attached to gadgets

Mar 17, 2014, 8:44 PM | Updated: 10:09 pm

The Wall Street Journal recently published a graphic indicating the number of hours millennials use media every day.

The numbers, quite frankly, don’t add up.

According to the Journal, members of Generation Y (whose ages range from about 20 to 30) spend 18 hours a day skimming the Web, watching TV, texting, playing video games and using social media.

Wait, 18 hours? So, when are they sleeping? Because God knows they do a lot of that.

And when are they eating? And drinking? Ditto for those two activities.

Is there any work happening?

What makes this possible (although not necessarily a good idea) is that most of these activities are done CONCURRENTLY. As in, AT THE SAME TIME.

I know. I have a millennial.

And when she IS home, there’s always a laptop playing a show, a cellphone carrying multiple text and instagram conversations, and headphones to block out any interference.

It makes an old woman feel like she’s losing it.

Gone are the days of doing just one thing at a time.
Gone are the days of one-on-one conversations. And perhaps also gone are the days of doing anything on someone ELSE’s schedule.

I know that millennials supposedly have it so much better than we in Generation X, but considering the pace at which they live, I feel a little bad for them.

Karie Dozer

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Final Word: 18 hours a day?! Millennials too attached to gadgets