I Love Technology! Is it Convenient Or A Hassle?
Last Update: Aug 18, 2022
First, I want to thank Abie for giving me something to write about. This is a play off of her post about technology. I was having a hard time coming up with something to write about and this is a great topic.
There are downsides to technology but there are also a lot of great things. Let's be honest, technology has made me lazy in a lot of ways. I don't use half of what other people use, but it has still made me lazy. Before there was internet and cellphones, I had more phone numbers memorized than I could count. Now, I don't even remember my own phone number. This doesn't bother me because I never really cared for phones and honestly technology became the perfect excuse to never have to hear the ringing from a telephone again. There is a nice little "silent" option, which I love.
Has technology caused me to become less social? Probably. I don't have to deal with small talk that I am really not interested in if I don't want to. People can just send me an email if they want to know something and I can get to it when I have time. There is social media, but I really don't use it and I feel like it is something you can bypass if you want to. Technology has definitely changed how people interact socially. Personally, I enjoy having a choice on whether I want quiet for a day or a day of chatting. Technology gives you that choice. It has also provided an option to talk to people without interrupting other people who are watching television. My daughter and I can chat while watching a movie with the family, it allows us to brainstorm ideas without having to leave the room or having people constantly pause the movie. For some people this social interaction change is good and for others it is not. That is something you have to decide for yourself.
Technology has reduced my storage needs dramatically. With the ability to stream movies and television shows, I no longer need shelving units to hold dvds. In fact, I don't even use discs anymore. I can also fit all of my art on a little box that plugs into my computer. Before this advancement, I would have needed rooms, shelves, drawers, and a multitude of other things just to store drawings. The amount of art and storage would have gotten overwhelming and the art had a higher chance of becoming damaged if I could not provide adequate storage solutions. Artists can be a little messy but some artists don't want so much mess. I would rather have my mess on an external drive than throughout my house. It is the best of both worlds. My house can be organized and relaxed and my art drive can be a chaotic mess without actual paint or pencils all over the place. Can you imagine having every paint color in your house? On the computer you can access every color available without mess or storage! I love technology. :D
Technology is a big part of our lives. Have you ever taken the time to think about what life would be like without it? I mean, REALLY thought about it. Imagine life without modern medicine, transportation, construction, etc. What if people never built technology or learned from it or created any ideas that have made life easier for us? What things would you miss the most if technology disappeared? Are there things you wouldn't miss? I would assume that electricity, heat, refrigerators, cooking appliances, and other things that you use every day would be on the top of the list. There are probably some things that you use every day that you wouldn't miss at all. Take a few minutes to really think about what life would be like if you took things away that you use every day. Would your life be more or less convenient? Then think about which technology you wouldn't actually miss and are more of a hassle than anything. Would it be helpful to you to remove some of these things from your lifestyle?
These are all things we have to decide for ourselves. We don't all use the same things for the same reasons. So, what works for you might not work for me and what I like might not be something you like. Working smarter and using technology to benefit your lifestyle, it is a great option to have available!
Have a great week everyone!
Thank you, Abie, for a great topic. :D
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