We're so much dependent on technology in our day to day life, so much that we can't even imagine a day without technology. We live in a virtual reality, not many happy people around to see these days, no human touch, no interaction but AI and wearable smartwatches.
"Technology is, of course, a double-edged sword. Fire can cook our food but also burn us” as said by Jason Silva.
When is the last time you talked to your family or friends without even touching your smartphone?
Is technology dominating in our lives?
Is it ruining our day to day happiness?
The most expected answer we all know.
For this let me share a small tale with you. After a long two years, I and my friend Ankita went to a cafe to hang out. We were sitting beside each other, but we both talked only for some ten minutes and then we both got sunk in our smartphones.
You got my point right! what was the point to meet, if we both have to use our smartphones only?
Is there was any difference being long distance and being together?We are so busy in our daily life with technology that we miss out some precious moments of our life. We are so much dependent on technology that, we cannot imagine even a single day without technology, it’s like a room without light, a room completely dark. And for sure we started feeling alone, as we had stopped communicating face to face. We started feeling lonely if we do not use our smartphones for even a single day. And the main cause of this is our beloved social media. We are addicted to it and if no one messages us we started feeling more alone. We are used to the trending technology, even to switch on a fan we use a remote, we use the coffee machine to make coffee, even with a one-touch we can lock the door of our house.
Don’t you think something is getting wrong with us?
Yes, for sure! it is not only making us lonely but it is, also affecting our lifestyles! we are catching up many unwanted diseases, depression, dizziness and almost halftime of the day we feel tired like we have done a lot of work but actually, we have not done a single piece of physical work rather than sitting in front of the computer in the office. As said by one social media specialist-
"Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to the community." -Simon Mainwaring
My point is not to make you away from the technology or to make you think negative about it! of course, one should go with the flow, at the same time you should know your limits and should check yourself how far you've gone with the flow, and if you don’t know what are your limits, please do set it as, it will help you to be tracked towards your particular goal.
There is a key to happy life and to relieve from stress, that is to spend time with your loved ones it can be your family, friends, relatives ...anyone who is closed to your heart. As said by a famous writer-
"The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body." -William S. Burroughs
But, as technology has made us so lazy you should make your efforts, though you have a big day to go you should always spare some time on any of these exercises, yoga, meditation, dance, jogging, because an intoxicated body is a body who enjoys life longer than others, trust me you'll feel more alive and active in your all day work.
Always avoid eating packed and sealed foods because they are filled with preservatives, they are no way healthier, in fact, some of them are being deep fried before they are sealed, which is no way good for your body if you eat. Prefer eating freshly made foods which are made at home or available in restaurants.Always remember it is not just reading this article, you have to act on it because a knowledge is always less or zero without making an effort to act and imply in your life. Surely, you will love the changes and will start living your life with full of enthusiasm. Always remember these precious words:
“Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: “What’s good in my life?” and “What needs to be done?”~ Nathaniel Branden