Technology - A Double Edged Sword...
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE technology - when it’s not inconveniencing or annoying me.
It has simplified many tasks in my daily routine, but at the same time – it has added so many complications.
I like how I can check my e-mail from anywhere, receive text messages from family and friends, update my website remotely, check weather, find directions – all while being on the move, but at the same time, I dislike all of those things. I’m a slave to technology and not proud of it.
I dislike how I’m expected to respond immediately to e-mails and text messages. No matter where we are, we can be found, we can be hounded and we can be pestered.
I like the “good ole days” – when you left the house, no one could find you find you until you wanted to be found. No one knew where you were going or where you had been. Life was simple...
Just because we have the technology to annoy instantaneously, doesn’t mean it should be used that way. Those who need to get a hold of me might as well understand one thing - I’ll get back to you when I feel like it, if I feel like, on my time. Know one thing - if you pester me too much, I’ll ignore you – forever.
And that - is what technology has done to me.