“Cutting the cord” as they say has had its upsides and its low points over the last few years. It’s been nice to be able to sit down and binge-watch episodes or even entire series like Game of Thrones immediately without having to wait for a marathon to come on cable. It’s also been fun being able to watch essentially anything you want from anywhere on the planet, as long as there is Internet service.
There have been some downsides, too, and at times it may seem like older generations are constantly bringing those to light. They’ll tell you that kids aren’t playing enough outside these days because they spend all of their time indoors playing video games.
They’ll mention that you can’t even have a conversation with teens today because they’re completely engrossed on their phones, scrolling to check their Instagram or SnapChat. To a degree, they’re right. But they’re missing one of the most underappreciated aspects of the downside of the digital age: Millennials get caught cheating too much.
Let us explain.
Fifteen years ago, the last phone call you wanted to answer was from Jerry Springer, because it likely meant someone was cheating on you. You knew this because every day when you sat down to watch the talk show, that’s what the episodes were always about. Another massively popular show during the time? Cheaters.