It reaches a point where everyone fidgets, well; maybe POTUS bodyguards do not fidget while on duty. Whether it is biting nails, playing with your hair/clothes or spinning pens in your hand, you probably squirm more than once in 12 hours. It is the primary reason the hand spinner has become the latest toy craze amongst children and adults.
What is the Fidget Spinner?
If you had traveled to space or do not have kids, you probably do not know what the spinners are. They are simple machines that come with two or three gadgets that prolong from the central part. They feature central weights on all the prongs and fidget spinning bearing in the middle. All users have to do is pinch the circular bearing between forefinger and the thumb, and it will give it a spin. From here, it will just spin, and spin some more. Apparently, it is fun to some users. People can balance it on fingers, toss it from one hand to the other or fidget with it which is its primary purpose. They are some made from metal, but most of them are made from plastic. People claim to use the devices for varying purposes like:
Help Children Focus
The gadgets supposedly help users focus. It is quite evident that what kids focus on is the spinners. They can spend hours on the toys without doing anything else. They play with them to the extent of breaking them, then feel super sad about the devices they destroy. Youngsters also want to get their hands on the latest products because there is also a better version than the fifty they already have in their possession. It is all that users can think about as they uncover new hand spinner tricks and crawl the web to find more that they do not already know.
They are supposed to be a Distraction
The only thing that the spinners do is become a distraction. Almost every child at school has the gadget, and when they all use it at once, the compound can hum like a humongous white noise machine. The problem has escalated fast, and some teachers have banned the use of spinners in class. Educators fear that students can spin out of this world if they excessively continue to use them especially if many of them are turning in the same direction at the same time. Children do not even want to sleep as some come with LED light, allowing them to continue using them even when it’s pitch dark.
No one knows who planted the devices in the USA, but it seems that a high percentage of the economy in the United States is based on the fidget spinners and it is continuing to grow. For the sake of the future of America, it is best that the gadgets get eliminated from the beautiful country. Failure to do so will only raise children who are focused on spinning instead of doing other constructive things that will make them and the country progress forward. It would not be surprising that they also serve as rituals as they can offer comforting familiarity, predictability, and structure that is not present in real life.