It's Not All Bad

There are so many pros and cons to the internet.  While it has allowed people greater access to one another, it has also offered an alternative to one on one interactions.  It used to be you could minimize contact with a phone call.  You were still at the mercy of the  person on the other end and their gabby jaws, but at least something could "come up" and you could hang up.  Once the internet came into play, you could just send an even more impersonal way to communicate.  Being a somewhat guarded person, I have found that I use the "easy way out" often when it comes to interacting with other people.  I will use e-mails and text messages to take the brunt of my communications. 

On the other hand, the internet when it comes to resources for educational purposes.  I have recently started college and I am not completely proficient in all of the elements of Office.  It is nice to be able to just google search a question and find a quick answer on "how" to do something.  It is much quicker to type out a report and hit print than it is to handwrite or (at the risk of really dating myself) typing out it out on a typewriter.

I appreciate the ease of the technological age, but I miss the simplicity of days past.  With greater abilities comes greater responsibilities.
evolving2010 evolving2010
36-40, M
1 Response Mar 3, 2011

It is well said. Something seems to happen to us when we begin to socialise online too, I would suggest. We can get even more lazy, and you feel it. You can meet minds with so many people, but how often have I heard people ruing the loss of things in their RL... what is that? Our whole lives ARE our real lives. If we choose to spend it plugged into the grid, well that's a few less senses we get to use in that interaction. Urgh, I'm rambling evolving, but I hear you.