“The problem is plain to see, too much technology. Machines to save our lives, machines dehumanize”

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” Albert Einstein

There has been a recent trend of “unplugging”, a fancy term for not looking at a computer, tablet or cellphone screen on your downtime or at all. I never needed a reason to “unplug” and I was fortunate to grow up during a time when you could still play outside without being called a savage. Perhaps I am biased since I never was into electrtonics and video games as much as other people in my age bracket. I wanted to play outside, go fishing and exercise when I was younger. A good analogy for use of screen time is drinking beer, a couple drinks is fine, being a drunk is not a good look. As often stated in this blog you get one and only one life, don’t waste it with mindlessly infront of a screen. A co-worker talks a lot about how he keeps in touch with college friends over a computer game and I think that’s awesome because you can bond over the game.

As of late I have been trying to read more in the form of paperbooks mostly because I stare at a screen for eight hours due to work and the last thing I want to do is do the same at home. I used to read a lot of an iPad but I find the book to be superior. I am looking forward to getting lost in more books and writing in a notebook, hopefully outside. The writing is sometimes just to get thoughts out of my brain but its enjoyable and I think more people need to just be active outside.

 

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