Using Technology wisely
August 23, 2008 7:40pm CST
We are living in a world quite different from that of even 25 years ago, and sometimes we applaud the fact that we can keep in touch so much better today, but I feel that a word of caution is needed. While such things as cell phones and e-mail are good, it is also important that we continue to interact with people on a personal level, and this we are doing less and less frequently. Choices that excite us and help us feel connected to our world and our loved ones always deserve our full attention and presence of body, mind and spirit. Our gadgets can be very useful to us in the material world, but we must choose wisely for both ouselves and our loved ones. If we are spiritual beings having a human experence, as many believe, than there will be times when we will need to lay these gadgets aside and become more aware of who we are. We must nor let the tools become the the masters. I'd appreciate any comments on these thoughts. Blessings.
24 Aug 08
I think it depends on the user, not on the gadgets themselves. The Internet, for example, has actually brought people closer to one another than never before. And so has the mobile phone. But, I do get your point too. Personal interaction is a different thing altogether, which neither the Internet nor the mobile can give. Cheers and happy mylotting
• New Zealand
25 Aug 08
Hiya Pose123, Let me take a left field approach. Let us rewind the time clock to 4500 odd years ago. People went everywhere on foot or on the back of pack animals. To visit family or friends meant walking or riding from sunrise to sun set. For security and companionship people traveled in groups which led to companionable activity at sun-down. And then someone invented the wheel. Bless that anonymous soul. Journeys that meant two nights on the "road" now suddenly became possible to be achieved in one day!! Wow.. progress said some. Others debated the issue and said that technology was impacting the quality of life, relationships and causing ruts on the road. Songs were written as to how the pace of life had grown and the quality of life deteriorated. Societies were in danger of being overtaken by the wheel. This has been a familiar litany over and over again. Beauty, art, music, theatre etc still thrive. The invention of the telephone did not do away with the social event called a "Birthday Party" - at least not for all. People who sent snail-mail cards as a token of affection still either send snail-mail cards or the more ubiquitous e-cards. Those that never did send cards still do not do so. It is all about the person one is! And having said that, I must agree with you that the uptake of technology must always be tempered with humanity and a sense of ethics. Cheerss.