Hollywood actor Paul Rudd has questioned the effects that electronic goods, such as phones and computers, are having on people. Paul stars in the movie Wanderlust, where he plays a character who moves into a free loving rural community with his wife.
Rudd explained, “There is something to be said about living off the land and kind of simplifying your life in ways that actually do make people happier. I think all the stuff that's supposed to make us happy and makes our lives easier actually winds up doing the opposite - stuff like smartphones, computers.”
He added, “I notice it when I'm around my family - I'm playing Words with Friends or looking at emails that I've looked at before. You have to force parameters - like, 'I'll look at these in the morning, I'll return them in the afternoon, and then it's done.' But I don't think that happens.”
Paul Rudd can be seen starring alongside Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux and Alan Alda, in the David Wain movie Wanderlust, which is currently playing in the US and in the UK now.
Would you be happier without your electronic goods?