what in life do you take for granted?

@shatman (727)
January 20, 2007 3:48am CST
i just want to know what people take for granted in life, for me it would be that i take technology for granted too much, if i didnt have technology i dont know what i would do. it is an essentail in every day life for me. so yeah what about everyone else?
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@Dumpertaker (1188)
20 Jan 07
I can safely say that I do not take anything for granted. Sure technology makes our lie easier, but I could go back to times where there was less technology. I never take friends for granted, as they are special...and the same applies to family too. Never take anything for granted...because you never know when it will be lost.
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@shatman (727)
20 Jan 07
i havent experinced life without all the technology so it would be harder for me to adjust
20 Jan 07
Fair comment, but if you wanted to try it, do things like leave your mobile phone at home and switched off for the day, don't use the PC for the day and things like that. My sister finds it hard when the PC goes down, she gets withdrawal symptoms!
@shatman (727)
20 Jan 07
i would find it very hard to switch my phone off for a whole day. i could live without the pc for a day, and i have done before, but mobile phone would be hard to lose
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 07
Sadly I take too much in life for granted, including life itself. Life is so precious and you only get one shot at it. It's not like you can say, ok I messed up my life, can I have another go? How many people take life itself as granted? You could be killed or die tomorrow and we waste so much time worrying on stuff that is trivial. We have to live life to the full because we never know how long we are here for.
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@shatman (727)
13 Mar 07
great comment i must say, wish i had still got my best response to give away but i rated it positive for you. i know what you mean, and i try to live my life to the full, which is why im not using the computer as much now, im concerntrating on the important things like friends and family
26 Mar 07
Well said that man! Everything is precious, and should be treated as such.
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20 Jan 07
I would have to agree with you on that one, technology has made ourlives quicker and easier and we never think baout what we would do if for some reason it went away. For example if there was a power cut most people would think 'oh it will be back on in a couple hours at most' but what if it didn't come back on for a week? How would we cope? Not enough people know how to live, living with technology doesnt constitute living anymore. I mean machines can even breath for you now. so, yeah technology is definately taken for granted
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@shatman (727)
20 Jan 07
i dnt think i would really know what i would do without light for a week, i have never been in that situation so would probably panick
@superbren (856)
8 Feb 07
electricity. last weel we had a power cut and we didnt know what to do with ourselves . my daughter wanted to blowdry her hair , she couldnt . i wanted to boil the kettle , i couldnt , i couldnt watch tv , put the heating on ,boil the kettle. when it camer back on i said to myself .. i will never take it for granted again . but of course i do lolol.
@shatman (727)
8 Feb 07
yeah i agree with you, i also have been in that situation you just cant think of what to do with yourself can you
@katweena (84)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I often take forgrabted the beauty of nature. I am too busy with other things, mostly mundane dilemmas. I overlook the better things around me, the simple things that really matter, like sunsets, the stars at night. I may sound cheesy. But, sometimes, we need to take a time off from our busy lives and think about all these things to make ourselves feel better.
@shatman (727)
24 Jan 07
yeah i see what you mean, and it doesnt sound cheesy, we need to think of the more simple things in life and respect them more