My daughter made an attempt to get me back in the communication technology loop a couple of years ago, when she purchased me a “pay as you go” phone. I rarely charged it, nor remembered to take it with me if I went anywhere. I never saw the point. I left the house to get away from the phones and social media sites. I wanted to be left alone, and no I didn’t want anyone to reach me either. The thought of constantly being at everyone’s beck and call drove me crazy.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity ~ Albert Einstein
I realize that as I am writing this my age is obviously showing, but when I was growing up we only had a “house phone.” If someone called and no one was answered then that was that. They would try again later, period. These days we have leashes around our neck in the form of a small hand-held device, that exchanges calls, texts, images and files, accesses the Internet, and feature a plethora of technology, like games, videos, geographical directions and social networking apps which ultimately offer an instant connection to the world.
But do we ever consider the downside?
Let’s start with texting, which I consider the fall of the English language! We traded in our dictionaries and Thesauruses for urban dictionaries and sloppy language. Short, abbreviated message that cause misunderstandings, arguments, and even break-ups. We lose the fine nuances of facial expression, body language and tone of voice when reading these short clipped text messages. One needs to carefully decipher it before you make up your mind whether or not to be angry.
To me this is beyond ridiculous. Would it not make sense to actually talk to the other party in order to understand them better and not become infuriated by a poorly punctuated message?
Social media sites is also a barrage of misunderstanding, as well as misinformation and fear-mongering. Satire is satire. Spoofs on news items is not meant to be fact, but rather a fact that has been pulled out of proportion in order for us to laugh at the ridiculous lengths our society has taken information. Sadly, some grab this information as actual truth and confirmation of an already bent false belief.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards ~ Aldous Huxley
We live in a world that has become instant. Instant messaging and instant answers. Easy access to way too much information we too often have no skills to interpret, or put to good use. We have been undoubtedly programmed to throw all consideration out the window, because we want what we want now.
Not only should information be at the tip of our fingers, but so should the people in our lives. To me, it is synonymous with misunderstandings and disconnection. That device in your hand may well be your connection with the world, but it is more so an addiction that ruins friendships and relationships when abused.
Put down the cell phone when you’re out with friends, and be conscientious of other peoples feelings. Reconnect with real people in real settings. When you go out for dinner or drinks focus on who is in front of you, it will do wonders for your soul and spirit. It will build respect knowing that whoever you are with knows they are important.
| PsychicAccess.com.Isthemus is an experienced psychic advisor with her own Metaphysical Company based out of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. A natural born empath, clairsentient, clairvoyant, intuitive Counsellor and psychic advisor. Patty still does Paranormal Investigations as well as teaching workshops on how to interpret signs. You can talk to Isthemus at |
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