THE VIRTUAL WORLD OF JOSÉJosé was a teenager who felt a huge fascination withcomputers, his hobby and favorite activity, he spent so much time stuck in acomputer that he neglected many of his tasks.His favorite games were in which he had to hunt enemies as if he were a spy, healso had a very active life in social networks.One day, his family celebrated a very special occasion,the birthday of Jose’s mother, where the whole family agreed to go to arestaurant to celebrate it, they wanted to entertain her with a deliciousdinner. His father asked him to get ready to go to the restaurant, to whichJose responded, then he would go, the family left home reminding him that itwas a very special occasion and he had to be present, to which José answered: Iwill reach you later , I promise!We’re back home !, Jose incredulous replied: It can notbe, but if only a few minutes have passed since you told me to enlist.
Jose hadlost track of time and in fact it had been 6 hours since his family had gone tothe restaurant to celebrate his mom’s birthday.His father was visibly upset, he said: Your mother feelsvery disappointed, you were not present on her birthday!Jose could not believe that his time had gone that way, submerged between gamesand messages from social networks.Upon returning to school José faced another seriousproblem, because of his distraction, forgetting to do the reports andactivities of that day for school, not to mention that he had arrived late,because he was revealing a lot playing on the computer, so always I was verysleepy and forgot my homework.José had to face that he had many problems at home andalso in school, he was neglecting his family and his studies.One morning José got up very early, and as a noblegesture, he prepared breakfast for his entire family.
When the family went downto the dining room they were amazed to see that Jose had been the first to getup and had also prepared breakfast, his mother was very surprised, José huggedher and asked her forgiveness for having missed her birthday. the chair withall kindness and shared breakfast with his family, as he had not done for along time.At school, Jose’s teacher was very surprised to see thatshe had arrived early, and was even more surprised to see that she had done allthe pending activities.
Joseph’s change was very remarkable during the following weeks. The curious momfor the change of her son approached the room, and was very confused to seethat the computer was not anywhere. He had disarmed her and kept her in thecloset, I asked her, what had made him change, and I answered him: I realized thatI was neglecting many things that have much more value, a virtual life does notcompensate what is lost in the real!Jose understood, the meaning of self-control, if we cancontrol and remove from our lives what is causing us problems, we will feelhappier and fuller.