A Dose of Reality

Aarav Patel, Age 11

       The reason I’m writing this is because of an ad on Youtube about a math program. I thought it took a shot at everyone under the age of 25. It claimed that kids are addicted to electronics and were doing nothing with there life. Well to those people who made that ad, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY. Yes, we use electronics a lot, but come on. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that won’t stop growing for a while.           Every parent probably has there reasons, but from a kid’s perspective, you have to have it. By the time you’re in middle school, if you only have a flip phone, you’re treated like you don’t exist. It’s better just not to have a phone. It is almost as if you don’t about the latest memes or trends on youtube or TikTok, you don’t know about anything. Plus, teachers expect you to have some sort of device with you at school for classwork. Not having a device isn’t an excuse for not having your work done.           All these popular video games exist, you know? People have made millions and millions of dollars over the last few years just because they are good at Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, etc. The NBA even has an e-league where people play as different players for their 2K team. These leagues are actual getting profit and attention over this. Over 1/2 of the NBA’s teams has an e-team for 2K and drew almost as much attention from generation Z and millennials as the NBA does.           Parents; if you still don’t believe me and every other kid in this country, then it shall be. But if you don’t catch up now, you WILL regret it 20 years from now when you have no clue what anyone is talking about. Technology like this may seem like a mistake now, but it will be the center of the economy in the coming years. I can only warn you.

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