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Eric Schmidt, CEO and chairman of Google, in a commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania said, "Turn off your computer. You're actually going to have to turn off your phone and discover all that is human around us," He continued, "Nothing beats holding the hand of your grandchild as he walks his first steps."

In a sense, technology brings the world to our fingertips. Twitter allows us to follow every action of a celebrity, cell phones allow us to talk or text friends and family around the word, but technology can also push those physically closest to us further away. How many times have you said, “excuse me” in the middle of a conversation to answer your phone or read a text? Schmidt may have a point. Turn the lousy things off and hang out with a friend. There is a reason that these devises come with an “off switch.” Use them!

-- illustration by Jim L. Wilson

Proverbs 17:17 (HCSB) “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.”

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