Less technology = less frustration

Jerzy Rajkow-Krzywicki
Jerzy Rajkow-Krzywicki
Less technology = less frustration

Why frustration may be a consequence of the excessive use of technology? Should we show frustration to our kids?

Topics from Vlog #20:
  • What do we teach our children?
  • What does frustration mean?
  • Why is it important not to show frustration to your kids?
  • Is the feeling of frustration closely related to the excessive use of technology?
  • What is one of the most important places when you travel with kids?

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The less I use technology, the more I want to create stuff.

But we will not talk today about technology, nor will we talk about creating stuff. Rather, about frustration and why it is important to not show frustration to your kids.

Most of us want to teach our children that everything is possible. That they will be able to become whoever they want and do whatever they want to do. That they will be able to execute what they are inclined to do.
In this context, showing your own frustration can be detrimental to this goal.

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Photo by NeONBRAND / Unsplash

For obvious reasons. If you show your frustration, you show your kid that there are obstacles that are outside of your control.

Those obstacles are blocking you and you don't know how to overcome them. Because this is what frustration is. This feeling is very different from fear or from excitement. Frustration is a feeling that is rooted in anxiety and lack of control.  

Frustration is linked to technology also -- and rather to not using technology. If you use technology, you are more prone to frustration because you are comparing yourself the highlight reel of others. Mostly your friends, but also other famous people. Like Elon Musk, for example -- and you feel that you are not enough.

That you could do better.

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