I’m sure I’ve brought this up before regarding people who go for a walk, walking the dog or their children and they take their mobile phones with them but I’m afraid I’m going to have to harp on it again.
Why? Because I just saw a man mowing his lawn with his mobile phone on his shoulder and talking. For God’s sake (excuse the language) but seriously? You couldn’t take time out of your day to stop and mow the lawn? How long does it take? Could the person on the other end of the phone hear you? Was it necessary?
We’re technology mad and it’s time to stop.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge technology nut. I love learning new software and getting a new computer, I could be on it for hours! Even weekends, people know that I could spend hours on the internet but there’s got to be a time to just “SHUT DOWN!”
There’s a time and a place. You have to learn to talk to people, read a book and not just on your IPAD – something you can hold and physically turn the page. Taking your child to the park and watching them climb on the monkey bars and climbing up with them remembering what it was like and then helping them slide down the slide, not because they’re afraid but because you can be seen to be sliding without being laughed at.
Technology has a place in our world, just remember it’s a “place” and not “the WORLD” to us. We have to remember to have a life and having a life affords us the luxury of technology. Don’t let it take over your life… there’s so much more to learn and it’s not always on “the net”.
Step away from the computer, mobile phone and any other technology that takes up too much of your time!!!!!