Can you live Happily without your mobile Phone or Computer?

@melmabb (580)
Philippines
June 10, 2010 4:09am CST
Gone are the Days of Letters sent by slow mails,voice Tapes,pocket bells,black and white tv's etc...i was born in the 60's and got used of the old technology during those years,now im still alive living with these new hi-tech gadgets and off course using it..Lcd tv's,computers,and my honey Mobile Phone ,in which im engaged and willing to tie knot forever... But I'm Planning to dis-engage my connections to these stuffs ,and try to live during my time the 60's.Because i was born in the 60's and experience life without it.I think i can still live Happily without it!HOw about you Teens who are born in these new Gen X..Can you do it?Can you live without it and still be Happy?Tell me how?and do it...
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@elrvld (122)
• Argentina
10 Jun 10
I'm happy without anything, I can throw my mobile phone, I don't care about it, but my computer... I would think it twice before do that, I use it daily, so It's very necessary for me. Any way, when I can't use it I don't feel sad, because the happiness comes from my family and not from the material things.
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• Bangalore, India
11 Jun 10
ya if nothing is with us then we will be without tension that is all about.we have to put the thing in the right thing,wait for and we will have to go with the mental stuff.we have to get in the correct rough.well if we through out all and stayed out of town there will be nothing,but after that we cannot join once again..have fun..
@Porcospino (16586)
• Denmark
11 Jun 10
I was born in the 70's, and when I was a teenager I didn't have a computer, an internet connection or a cell phone. I was happy without those things, and if I had to I could live like that way again, but I know that I would miss those things a lot. They have become a big part of my life, and I use my computer and my phone in so many different ways. There are a lot of things that would get more complicated if I didn't have access to the internet. It would be possible to live without it, but it is hard to go back once you have become used to having all those possibilities.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
When we are attached to it firmly, it will be so difficult to detached from it,to me i can detached my self easily ,but with mixed emotions,i can live without it, yes as I've said but in these fast pace world we need this things it is a necessity nowadays,we need communications and information with these gadgets... i can live Happily though without it.it will be hard just like you said...
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
Maybe yes because when time about mail many are happy there life but it take about a weak before you know the result.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
That is why we have to try it, even just a week, i will be missing mylot too.in fact i just started , i get mixed emotions here in answering , i know i have conflicts in my answers,it does not support now what iv'e said when i started this discussion.sob!!!!and i commented late too...
@gi2h_san (162)
• Indonesia
11 Jun 10
i can live happily without tv and mobile phone because i still can interact with my friends and family.. but will be very boring i have a life like that. in this century, entertainment is very important since many people get more trouble in their life. so we cant stay away from entertainment like tv and mobile phone
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Yes we can live Happily without it,to some it will be boring to some it will be a peaceful world....that depends on a type of world or work that we are used to...like for instance the retirees,they want to live back to the basics...without the gadgets i mentioned...Thanks!
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun 10
hi , the answer is so simple but there are a lot to think in this topic that is we have to control our sense to know what we want to do and what we are to do with..?that is all about.to me that is so simple that is i can be without any contact and live away from the world,but there is another thing is that if i lose my contact then i should not think to have a rejoin in that stuff.there is no age to use the technology that is my comment all can use it.it is all about the interest we have over it.and that is all about.there are a lot of things which is to be discovered and so we have to wait for the new technology. life without cell or computer is not so hard but if we are related to it then it will be so hard to leave such things but i guess there will be a day all will be in the end and to the creation there will be some new one and one will find these things simple that is all about..
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
This discovered technologies which we are using now,is so attached to most of us, detaching it may be so difficult to do it, but to some they can live without it happily,as you said it is so simple ,its a matter of controlling senses to know what we want to do with it,That is why a balance of usage is recommended,scheduled usage ,so we cannot be so much attached to it, we can be happy when we touch,feel,live with nature...Technology makes our life easier,faster and simpler....thanks...
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
11 Jun 10
I went to a place where there was no signal (on my phone), and I stayed there for 1 week. There was no computer there either, but I survived it too. All along I thought I'd die in a matter of days without these two things(of course that's an exaggeration), but I actually felt good knowing that life goes on without them. Sometimes it's good to go back to basics, appreciate nature without high tech gadgets. Gadgets make life easier, but living without them doesn't necessarily mean that life is not good.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
People are so much attached now to technologies, and cannot detached easily , most of the teens now cannot live without it,.But parents should make extra effort to make used of these things in balance,i can live without it, i will missed using it but, i can detached myself to it, and can live Happily....Yes back to Basics is Ok ...Thanks!
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
Me I'm in my 40's, I think I can live without those hi-tech gadgets. It so happen that I use this computers, cellphones in my nature of work, that's why Im attach to it. But If I'm gonna live in isolated place, well I can adjust myself and i can live still live happily without it.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
well,said ,we can just make schedule of using things like this, we can enjoy other things with nature....and feel Happy for life....Thanks!
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
i think its yes because i have many friends that i can talk to. cellphones are only tool for communication not to prioritize this to other things that are most important to you. long time ago, there were no phones, gadgets, and computer and yet we still alive so for me we can survive even though there is no modern electronics
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
we can still live a fruitful and happy life without gadgets, but to some , they can't live without it...When one is used to it, it will be so attached, its like a wheel to a car....i can survive without it,but sometimes when you are used to things you keep on looking for it...
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
as of now i earn my living through computer, but one day i dream to be able to live someplace away from the city with minimal technology and close to nature.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Well, in fact the olds are doing that ,being close to nature, doing the old way of communicating,playing,and living without these technologies..we can someday be like them enjoying nature,feeling nature and live without these so called gadgets....
• United States
10 Jun 10
of course! i was happy and cool before i had a phone and laptop....i would just be returning back to the fun i had before i had these!
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Yeah the fun of being with others physically,conversing physically, singing songs together,drinking and dancing,and telling stories the old way...the old world survived without it and lived happily, why not us...
@durgabala (1362)
• India
10 Jun 10
Well I started using mobile from 2008, since then I am attached to it. I have all my friends number in it and we often call and message. I loved writing letters, infact I used to write a letter perday to my friends. After email came into existence, I send only emails now LOL. I can live but will be very unhappy. Have got used to it now.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Our daily lives now depends on technology, i understand i feel the same too...
@braiym3 (135)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
I can do it but not in a long time. How? I will make myself busy like doing some scrap booking (not digital scrap booking), in that way I will be happy and not be conscious with the time. But then, I cannot completely take away al thoe gadgets since I am an IT person. :D
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Well,responses come in many different way and situations....some depend on it ,because of Job,others can because it does not affect their jobs..you are an IT person and still you can balance the use of things...thanks!
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
No. I am used on having a mobile phone and computer. Mobile phones is the fastest way my love ones can contact me. It is already a necessity. Same with computer. I have a job because of computers. Without them I don't think I'll be able to find another job. I'm a computer/web programmer.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
But you can still find time to not used it right,it is your way of living but , i think you can still be Happy without it, but not for a long time...i understand it is your Job, that is why i said not for a long time..
• India
10 Jun 10
It has become a part and parcel of the life for us the teens. Sometimes i do feel that world will be very happy without all this. :)
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
For teens yes ,but for the older people i think they can just live without it..Observe older people they just read books ,newspapers,tune to radios,walk in the garden or park,eat healthy foods...that makes them happier..the answer to this question i think depends on age and situations...thanks...
@rosie230 (1674)
10 Jun 10
It is a good question because we all do seem to rely upon these technical gadgets and devices every day. Personally for me, I probably could not live without my mobile phone, because to me it is like a life line... I always take it with me me if I am not at home, especially if I am driving, not that I am one of those people who use their phone whilst driving, cos I don't it is always in my handbag, but in the event of an accident, or break-down etc it is handy to have where I live, because most of the roads are country roads, that leave you with not much for getting help. My computer, well yeah I probably could live without it, although it is my saviour as it relieves me from boredom, it saves me time with paying bills, and it keeps me in contact with those who I can't with a phone! But I do not rely on it as heavily as I do my mobile phone.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Well. some things are important nowadays, most specially when related with our living, i mean our Job,maybe we can just make things balance,learn to used other time to be Happy, not just with technology, but simple things like playing an old game with kids, or feel nature or dive in a river ,or play the guitar and sing the natural way...so on and so forth...i can live without it,but when work comes there is no way we can't neglect using it...
@oldchem1 (8144)
10 Jun 10
Well I was born in the 50's but I couldn't live without my computer now!! Well yes, of course I COULD live, but I would be VERY unhappy!!
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
i think the same way as you,during our age we were so Happy with the technology, we just read books more than the kids today, in fact we buy books a lot, than kids now, because of the hi-tech age ,kids depends and live more with computers than parents,they keep a closed door in their room and just got out when food is served, this is not a good sign,things are being love now,than humans...
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jun 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I can not live so happily whitout my mobile phone or my computer. For nowadays, I may just usually my mobile phone to make a call to my relatives or friends ,who are not around me. Then the computer that I will just surf the Internet to make the life more comfortable .If without them in life, I think my life can be so terrible.
• China
11 Jun 10
i dont think that i can do now live without mobile an d computer its very hard for me to do this if we dont have this kind of thing we lose u r connection with people and environment so we do need this kind of thing
• United States
11 Jun 10
I also was born in the 60's and now that I have adapted to these new technologies I LOVE THEM! Can I live without them? YES! Some things can't replace a quiet sunday afternon in the garden-without my cell phone. Thank you!
• India
11 Jun 10
I was without computer and cellphone till my graduation and happy whatever was available but now it seems tough to manage without cellphone or computer. I can manage without computer or laptop but without cell phone it would be too difficult to manage a day. I can try but not sure if it would be a positive result