Something I've realized after watching this movie is that really, everything comes down to self-confidence. You can have money, power and fame, but without confidence, none of it matters. That's the essence of the movie.
Our children grew up with TV, grew up ON TV (if their parents videotaped them), even put themselves on TV (Youtube). They don't fear the screen, but they DO fear the real life public speaking. Hiding behind a screen allows them to be separate from the real experience, where your heart races, you see people staring at you and you get an actual physical, audible response to what you are saying. That's a lot more responsibility than dashing off a few words on a screen and clicking SEND.
On another topic, I've started a fabulously fancy pair of gloves from Kristin Nicholas' Color by Kristin. She really is the queen of color. I'm also working on a sweater for my 7 year old daughter from this book and using my own colors.
Color like this is very cheering on the drab, winter days in Cleveland. Like the bright colors the Canadians paint their barns to ward off the endless white, I choose knitting projects that bring cheery color back into my life.