If you’ve heard this once, you’ve heard it a thousand times...
Technology and the advancements of it in the devices that surround our daily lives makes life better, easier, and more efficient?
Have you stopped and really pondered the ‘truth or fallacy’ of that statement?
I mean, has it really? 🤔
Yes, we are immediately able to access any and all information, receive instant results from a search, can talk to our appliances, turn on and off lights, listen to music and watch shows/movies on demand, and we can call, text and/or email anyone at any moment.
While that seems pretty cool and is certainly helpful at times, that definitely does Not prove the case that the so-called advancements make life better.
For those of you under the age of 28 or so, the contrary perspective will be hard for you to imagine. Those of us older than that will understand and probably enjoy the thoughts and memories of the days those devices didn’t exist.
Let’s take a walk; imagine or remember when…
How amazing was the anticipation of going to the physical mailbox and getting a handwritten letter from the girl or guy you loved?
I see all the 30 + something smiling large. Thinking back to those moments.😃
You’d know the approximate time the mail was delivered. You’d run down to the mailbox and be so disappointed when there was no letter.
But, you knew it was coming and you did it again the next day.
The hopeful anticipation, intense excitement, and beaming joy when it did arrive.
When you saw the handwriting on the envelope and knew a letter from your person was inside. 😍
I don’t know about you, but when I received a letter from Nicole (we had only been dating a few months, but I knew she was the one),
I would grab that letter and quickly go off to a quiet place by myself to study it; every word.
I’d read that sucker several times over in the same day and re-read it often until her next letter.
By the way, that was 1998. I lived in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and she was here in Ohio. That will make an interesting blog post for another day. 😆
Then came the internet and email. Do you remember the beginning days of earthlink.net and aol.com (my wife still has her original AOL email).
It was dial-up connection so there was still the anticipation and build up of excitement due to the slow and often interrupted connection.
Next, DSL came along. The wait then went to just seconds.
Then, cable was the next advancement and we were connected instantly.
The point and fun of this message is to encourage you to hit the pause button. Reflect on how you do things, and how the so-called ‘conveniences’ of today influence and affect your life.
Technology is a double-edged sword. It supposedly gives us what we want faster, yet when it doesn’t work, we get frustrated and impatient.
Plus, faster doesn’t always mean better. In fact, I contend that it might just rob us of deeper communication, connection, and joy.
Speaking of joy – let’s play a game!
Never Have I Ever. For All Ages 😊
Simply go through the list of twenty items. Give yourself one point for each item you’ve NEVER done.
Lowest score wins. 🏆
P.S. Share your score with us. Mine was 1. The only one I didn’t have was an AOL email address. 🤣