the loudest i ever yelled at the tv watching something panthers related was when jimmy clausen was drafted. i didn't like him. i thought he was an entitled punk and (as little as this might make me sound) enjoyed watching his plummet. i kept asking myself "which loser team is going to draft that clown" and was almost as interested in watching that as i was waiting to see who we draft. when they called his name out all i could get out was
i totally understand about cobain in what you said and can relate on a MUCH smaller scale. i do also believe that cobain was a fragile individual which made the above even worse for him. it wasn't just fame and the music business he couldn't handle. it was life, itself.
lol, that was barely better than last year after missing two games and playing a huge chunk of the season hurt, with receivers he never threw to before (barely getting time with them preseason) and a crap OL.
i think i found your problem. giving kids more stuff doesn't keep them entertained. people get bored with gadgets. thats why they are always trying to update. kids do the same thing. it's an addiction that will never be filled. i think the vacation from all that stuff is a step in the right direction. it might help him realize that there is life away from that stuff. hopefully he won't go running back to it when you're done.
$150k is a nice chunk of change for doing nothing. sure, he could have wound up with more if he had invested blah blah blah. but truthfully, how much do you actually NEED to get by on comfortably? $150/year is more than enough. and if it isn't, you're doing it wrong.
my daughter is allowed to use my tablet for only about an hour a day while school is in. on break that is extended by an hour or two. she doesn't really watch tv much. she wants her own tablet and she's talking about getting her own phone, but she's only 7 and she won't be getting a tablet for a couple more years and she won't get a phone until she's driving. i'll do the same thing with my 10 month old when she gets older. I've seen all to often the problem that comes with having too much technology so young. it keeps them from living life. my daughter runs around with her cousin outside and does a lot of the things i used to do when i was a kid. imo, the reason kids don't have an imagination and are so stuck to devices is because we allow it and buy that crap for them. it's also the example we set for them. they always want/demand/expect the newest gadgets because we adults do it. we are addicted to tech and can't function without it. that's what our kids see and what they are becoming. it's not a good thing.