Skip to main content

I Love yet Loath Technology

When I’m trying to remember a history fact or need to know what song is playing on the radio I’m so glad my friend, Siri, is always with me.  I don’t suggest you use it to cheat in Trivial Pursuit, that just takes the fun out of the game and isn’t the point of playing games to have fun?  Well, if it’s a game you enjoy it is fun. There are some games out there I just can’t stand to play. And that’s okay; not every game is for everyone!
Also, not a fan of paper maps. I’m so grateful for this age where google maps is ready and available to get me where I need to go or redirect me if I find myself lost. It’s comforting, actually. This is the part of technology I  love. 
However, it saddened me the other day to see two girls sitting across the table from each other at the local Potbelly only paying attention to their iPhones.  I don’t mean to judge... perhaps they were looking up directions or letting their parents know their plan by checking in!  I sadly do not think this was the case. It was over 40 minutes of non communication between the two. Which is fine. We all like our quiet moments but when you intentionally go to lunch with someone I don’t think quiet time is what you had in mind. 
This is the part of technology I loath.  
When I was in high school we talked and laughed with each other across the table. We threw pickles at each other and at the mirrors in the restaurant and yes; we sometimes got thrown out!  My point being, we communicated and told each other what was going on in our lives face to face; not through Facebook. I’m so tired from reading everyone’s highlight reel. What about that is real?  Bad things happen to good people. It happens to us all. Facebook sometimes makes life look better in someone else’s house. Don’t buy it!  We all struggle!
I wish we could somehow go back in time and keep the good parts of technology and remove what is hurtful or just not working for our good as a race. 

Technology; can’t “love” with it....can’t live without it!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Attention Gilmore Girls Fans!!

A few years ago I put out a Facebook plea...What series can I watch on Netflix? My daughter’s best childhood friend suggested that I watch Gilmore Girls. She told me growing up she thought the relationship between Alyssa and I was so Gilmore Girls. After watching the first couple episodes I was hooked. I mean the comedic timing and character brilliance of this dramedy had me at hello! As for the reference of my relationship with Liss, I thought, “Were you visiting the right house?” I’ve since recognized her comparison as one of the highest compliments!  I strive to be a Loreali!
I’ve got the fast talking down to a science!
However.... the Paris’ in life can drag you down! I have a bestie that must deal with a “Paris” on a daily basis. You know the KIND. They deplete your energy, take the wind from your sail, try to outdo you in every capacity, want your advice and examples only to tweak them and make them just a smidge better in order to take credit and THEN walk away thinking they are KIND…

Hanging on by a Thread

I’ve got this great green sweater with the coolest two hole oval wooden toggle button. The babies I nanny for love it!  They play with it and pull on it as if it’s a toy.   Therefore, it’s usually literally hanging by a thread! Doesn’t life feel a little like that sometimes?  You’re played with and pulled on emotionally so much sometimes that it feels like you’re hanging by the proverbial thread? Well, just like when my button is hanging off that sweater and I securely sew it to fasten it back on; so we should do with our life.  Mend it. Do what you need to do for you! Will eating healthier make you feel better?  Then do it! Will joining a gym or working out in some way make you feel better?  Do it! Whatever it is that gets you out of your head and makes you feel better you should do! I’m not talking about major life changes or things that could potentially hurt others in the process.  That’s selfishness to an extreme!   It is however ok to be a bit selfish and indulge in what makes you feel s…

Spring is in the air-It’s time for change!

Seasons change so the saying goes...I love expressions and  I am a believer in fanute not ‘twas ever thus!  Some of the weather this past week has reminded me of spring and for that I am grateful. Luckily, I’ve always been a spring girl! My birthday is in spring!  My friend’s mom was a Mary Kay-lady and in high school informed me my face/skin tone  is spring!  Spring is the time when many plants begin to grow and flower. I recently read the book, How to be Happy, Dammit. A Cynics Guide to Spiritual Happiness.  By Karen Salmansohn.  It is quoted in the book that some plants are only meant to last for a season or a certain time. If you try to make them live longer, you will be a bad gardener.  It goes on to say this is true of people, jobs and problems in general.   Perhaps, page 41 of the book was the most helpful to me.  In short it stated if you give a plant direct sunlight and plenty of water when it thrives best in darkness with very little water it will die.  I’ve never had a green thumb. M…