True, that's why red wine is good for you one day, then bad the next, according to the media. Continual rope-a-dope.
Nevertheless, if I had a kid, I'd want him to pick up a stradivarius or a guitar, or play sports, instead of dump him in front of the XYZ-Box. Now, regarding the sedentary lifestyle, there are myriads of dissertations which warn about the health risks. You rarely see kids playing hockey in the streets anymore, everyone knows what they're doing, and it's a tragic trend. Maybe it's not a world-ender, but there will be more sick people in the future and not less.
or just ever at all...
another comment that blew my mind, just like an Aussie or New Zealand fellow, saying he's expecting spring in a week...the beauty of international forums
Of course this saying is used here for football (soccer) and i can imagine kids in Canada playing hockey in the streets, but isn't it a bit of an archaic thing to say, like smth that our grand parents would say?
When i was a kid we were playing football on the street and now no one does it, but why?
Because there are far more automobiles and it's not safe, neither fun anymore, so now the kids gather in school yards and parks to do the same and in my environment it's not less than 25 years ago, it's probably the same number.
Back in the days the 30 to 60yo people weren't playing anywhere, but now there are numerous private fields, with artificial grass, you pay and play, and there are thousands of people doing that in my town only.
Now there are sports clubs in every neighborhood almost and organized sport is much more available, much more popular, much more attended than 25 years ago.
These are all based on my close surroundings, but it's an angle from which if you look, you might see the same in your respective surroundings perhaps.
You can't stop a kid from playing outside even by force, even nowadays when they have more to do in their rooms than before.
And it's all about how one educates his own kids, it's not just a society problem.
I have 2 boys, 5 and 9, they have their share of outdoors games, video games, reading, family meals, going away week ends together, balanced home made food (it takes time and effort, but it's so important), so we're trying to do everything in the right way and starting from the fact that we know we can't spare enough time for them, we just try to do our best, have healthy rules and give the effort.
But street sports have just moved, they haven't disappeared because of video games imo.