Use the technology you have to bring you together with others, not isolate you.
Quietly, we are allowing ourselves to creep away from humanity while excusing it with technology. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love technology! From our phones to televisions to MRI’s and CAT scans to supercomputers and so much more. My thoughts I’m writing now are on an iPad that I’m seldom separated from. It’s happening in more areas than just our technology, but let’s begin here.
We all use the latest technology to better our lives, or at least that’s what we convince ourselves we do. Instead of walking across the street to check on a neighbor, we’ll send an email or even text them. On my last birthday, I received scores of texts, tweets, Facebook messages and emails most wishing me a generic “Happy Birthday.” Know how many cards I received, with actual messages inside? One! Now if you’re saying I should quit complaining because so many others don’t receive any…then you’re missing my point. As a matter of fact, you’re making my point!