In being a dietitian, it has always been my philosophy that everything in moderation is fine. That being said, I personally feel the same way about technology. I feel that technology is a fantastic, necessary thing that has helped our society progress in a million positive ways. Working in the health care industry shows me that every day. It also allows us to stay connected with those who live distances from us by e-mailing, posting pictures, reading blogs, etc, etc, etc.
However, at the same time, there are days when I want to smash technology into a million pieces. I want to take a baseball bat, pull Mike's cellphone out of his hand & take every single aggression I have out on that innocent looking phone. Sometimes I feel that his cellphone has been surgically attached to his hands, his eyes have been glued to the screen & his brain has been sucked into the device. In December of 2006, we took a trip to Asheville, NC & it was probably the best long weekend I have ever spent. Reason being, we were in the mountains with NO TECHNOLOGY! It was fantastic! I would look at Mike & he was actually looking at me! I would speak to Mike & he was actually listening to me! It was wondrous!
The purpose of this post is not to give Mike the title of "Neglectful Husband Of The Year" award; it's simply to vent my frustrations & make a point that technology in excess basically sucks! It distracts us from the people we're in the presence of & puts the focus on people or things that really don't even matter. There are times that I'm online & Mike is talking to me & I know in my heart that I'm not giving him the attention he deserves; I'm not perfect either.
Think about it, if you're giving your computer or cellphone more attention than a loved one you're spending time with, it is time to scale back. Let's get back to simplicity, to the days when there was no such thing as television or computers. I'm not saying we should revert back to the dark ages, but we should take some time to TURN OFF ALL THE NOISE, talk or play a board game & focus on one another. Really listen. Nothing is worse than trying to get a load off your shoulders & receiving an "uh huh" in response.
To all those out there, technology; love it or hate it?
Of course I have time for your call!
What, Allison? Were you saying something? Ha, ha, ha, just got the funniest text about blah, blah, freakin blah!