Brian’s CT Style interview: What’s to be done about young people’s inability to connect in the real world?
I was recently invited to appear on CT Style (ABC 8) for the third time. The on-air talent, behind-the-scenes crew, and producer always make me feel right home.
In this interview we discussed the incredible success of my TEDx talk, which recently surpassed 1 million views worldwide, thanks to all of you! More importantly, we had an open conversation about young people today, and their lack of ability to communicate and make meaningful connections in the real world.
Are smartphones and social media killing their ability to connect? Who’s to blame? What can be done about it? Check it out:
I also had a chance to quickly demonstrate how I use magic in my interactive speaking engagements with teens and young adults at high schools, colleges, leadership conferences, summer camps, and libraries.
Now I want to hear from you. Tell me in the comments section what you think about youth culture today. Is it too focused on online interaction? Do our kids/students need to learn to communicate better? What can be done about it?