Like most substance abusers, addictions are best done in the dark. Because of the legal issues surrounding addiction and the fear of paranoia, crackhouses are not known for their healthy living environments. Shooting dens and opium pits are shuttered away from exposure to sun and the free flow of oxygen. In fact, the less oxygen the better the high. The newly found addiction to Internet/Facebook is not any different. In discussing with a friend my own addiction, she made the comment how unhealthy it is when I’m sitting 18 hours, a day, without getting what normal people would get by the mere going outside. Here are 10 examples of what exposure to sunlight will do:
- Sunlight and whole foods send breast cancer into remission.
- The sun’s light kills bad bacteria.
- Sunlight has a beneficial effect on skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal infections.
- Sunlight lowers cholesterol.
- The sun’s rays lower blood pressure.
- Sunlight penetrates deep into the skin to cleanse the blood and blood vessels.
- Sunlight increases oxygen content in human blood.
- Sunlight builds the immune system.
- Regular sunlight exposure increases the growth and height of children, especially babies.
- Sunlight can cure depression.
Is it any wonder those of who are sheltered using devices become unhealthy day after day, hour after hour? And despite knowing all this, am I more inclined to take my laptop outside? No. Am I more inclined to go outside even with my mobile or tablet? No. It is still the insanity of addiction which does not make sense but in the end will destroy everything it touches.
How many meals are overlooked because of needing to be in front of the gadget? How many hours of sleep are deprived because of chatting? How may true social interactions are taking place because virtual interaction is more exciting? How many jobs are being lost because what began at home is discovered undercover at work and there is zero tolerance zones? I heard of one company which collects mobiles and other communicative devices when employees report to work! Sort of makes me glad I don’t have a need to work anymore. Why? Because my addiction would have had me justifying my need to have some sort of access; however, because of the work I was involved, access to the Internet was necessary so maybe I would have been just fine.
Let me point this out, too. Although many of these devices and access provides great sources for good, too much of a good thing is bad! And like all addictions, there comes a time when there is a crash and burn, regardless of how subtle it is, it will happen and most likely it will be either one of the ten benefits mentioned having turned on you making the lack of even sunlight the cause of your destruction.
June 8, 2016