Does know-how actually make life simpler?

Does know-how actually make life simpler?

I grew up within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s when there have been no computer systems, PDAs or cell telephones. There was no microwave, no DVD, no MP3 participant and solely about 7 good stations on the tv. We did not keep residence and play video video games all day as a result of there have been no video video games to talk of again then. As an alternative, we performed exterior, talked to our associates on the telephone and listened to music.

I used to be displaying this to my two sons the opposite day and so they sat there surprised as they’d a tough time wrapping their brains round this idea. I believe I did the identical as a baby when my very own dad and mom advised me about their childhood and what the world was like.

Immediately we’re advised that know-how is right here to make our lives simpler. The microwave helps us prepare dinner meals sooner. The Web helps us get info sooner and permits us to remain linked with associates, household and enterprise associates. We have now extra tv stations to provide us extra decisions, now we have cell telephones so we will keep in contact with one another, and now we have laptop computer computer systems so we will entry the Web wherever on this planet.

Okay… let’s take a look at the final paragraph once more.

From the place I sit, it looks like all of our fashionable refined know-how has completed the alternative… made our lives crazier! It has given us much less time as a substitute of extra.

If you’re in your twenties and thirties, take into consideration your dad and mom’ childhood and what life was like again then. Should you’re in your forties or older (like me…sigh) then assume again to your childhood. What occurred to everybody when the working hours have been over? What occurred when individuals left work and went residence?

What did they do?

They rested.

That they had time to assume and replicate and do one thing that only a few of us do in right this moment’s world… they calmed down!

Once I was rising up, we did not have cell telephones and laptop computer computer systems, so we’d calm down, exit to dinner, go for walks, watch TV, hearken to music, and browse a e-book. We turned off the thoughts for some time and let it reboot itself.

Fashionable know-how has taken that away from us. As an alternative of enjoyable once we get residence from work, we work on our laptops and continuously test our PDAs. We choose up our cell telephones and reply them wherever we’re… in eating places, airplanes, film theaters, soccer fields, in our automobile… in every single place!

When precisely will we relaxation and permit our minds to show off for some time?

Fashionable know-how has made issues harder. It has unleashed a monster known as stress that’s making our world sick and drained. It distracts us. He owns us!

Have you ever seen the Terminator films? The one the place automobiles rule the earth? Discover what? Vehicles rule our land. Not in a foul manner just like the film, however nonetheless they rule the land. Expertise guidelines.

Stress is a foul factor that causes some even worse ailments and there are not any antibiotics you may take for it. Stress kills and there is just one treatment for it.

It’s essential to relaxation.

Lately, Ron and I went to Disneyworld in Florida with our boys. We took our cell telephones and laptop computer as a result of we needed to test electronic mail and voicemail whereas we have been there. Nonetheless, for some unusual cause, the cell telephones largely stayed within the room as a result of we forgot to deliver them, we did not even activate the laptop computer. Earlier than we knew it, we went virtually a complete week with out checking any of our messages. I checked on them about midway by means of the week and returned a couple of calls, however for probably the most half the whole lot remained down.

Did the world finish? Did we lose our firm? Did clients depart?


We returned residence with refreshed minds and returned telephone calls, answered electronic mail and life went on. After all, we have been drained (have you ever ever completed 4 theme parks in 4 days?), however nothing occurred. Life as we all know it’s not over!!! As an alternative, we have been capable of give attention to the work at hand as a result of we have been refreshed and relaxed.

Expertise accelerates our potential to do issues. We will analysis sooner, prepare dinner sooner and join with different individuals sooner. Nonetheless, it makes us really feel the should be in contact on a regular basis! We predict we have to test our electronic mail at 10:00 at night time, we have to reply that telephone throughout dinner, and we have to test our PDA each hour, regardless of the place we’re.

When do you relaxation and switch off your thoughts?

I perceive that everybody needs to maneuver ahead. I fully perceive that. Nonetheless, with the intention to transfer ahead, from time to time it is advisable to take a couple of steps again so to get a greater have a look at the place you wish to go.

So what can we do?

We will flip off the pc after dinner and never flip it on once more till morning. We will flip off the cellphone from time to time and let voicemail reply it. We will take a stroll. We will go on trip with no laptop computer. We will even go on trip and solely test our voicemail a couple of times! The world won’t cease! Individuals might imagine you have been kidnapped, however so what? You’re going to get again in contact with them.

Should you do not relaxation and permit your physique and mind to reboot, then your physique will break down. In the long run, know-how will deprive you of the actual high quality of life as a result of it is going to be sick and also you will be unable to do what you wish to do.

So right here is my problem…

I problem every of you studying this text to lose your cellphone for a day or two and see what occurs. I problem you to show off your laptop round 6pm at night time and never flip it again on underneath any circumstances till the following morning for every week. Then see what occurs!

Everybody tells you to eat proper and train rather a lot. Completely true! Nonetheless, there’s a third, much more essential key to life… it’s essential to relaxation!

So flip off your thoughts for some time. Hearken to some music. Learn a e-book. Discuss to your youngsters. Buy groceries. Go to a comedy present and chuckle.

Cease ignoring what your physique is telling you! I do know it has prompted you to decelerate and breathe. Hearken to it. He is aware of what he is doing.

Sufficient stated.

Now let’s have a look at… I am writing an article concerning the evils of know-how on my laptop, my telephone is ringing subsequent to me and an electronic mail has simply arrived.

Hmmm… guess it is likely to be time to take a break!

#know-how #life #simpler

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