Even though we have come a long way from the stone ages, yet it seems like back then they had their life more sorted out in comparison to us. I mean I do agree that technology has made our lives way easier but at the same time, it has kinda managed to ruin it as well.
As life now revolves around our gadgets and what they can do for us. It’s like we are all sucked into this trance-like state. We are now slaves to our phones and computers. Here are seven ways that I feel technology has managed to ruin our lives.
1. We record our lives rather than living them
Thanks to our smartphones most of our energy goes into ‘checking in’ on Facebook or taking selfies for Instagram. In fact, we are so busy taking pictures and making our timeline look like ‘we are having a good time’ that rarely do we actually do have one. I mean when the entire attention of your outing is just to take a good new ‘DP’ then when will you experience life? And who can forget status messages that are living a live blog of our lives?
2. We’re living ONLY for social media
Admit it. Haven’t you taken a picture and said: “this definitely needs to go on Facebook and Instagram”? Or haven’t you said, “ I have no pictures for this outing?” This is because we are only and only living through social media. We want people to know that our life is perfect. And for this, we are missing out on a lot.
3. Likes and comments make our day
When you post something to Facebook you’re entire attention is stuck on the fact whether people will like it or not? In fact, secretly you check the post or photo every hour to see how many comments and likes it has got. It’s that just too damn stressful? Why let your life revolve around these trivial things?
4. You have eyes ONLY for smartphones and laptops
I have a game that you need to try out. So the next time you’re out in public, do yourself a favour and take a good, hard look around. And count the number of people whose eyes are glued to their smartphones. Don’t you find this odd? I mean if you had to be busy on your phone then might as well sit at home. Why go out in the first place!
5. You never LOGOUT
Vacations were meant to distress and relax but now they are a way to showoff and make a statement. And instead of having a good time on them we are a busy ‘checking in’ and taking abundant pictures. But what still fail to use the best camera we have; our eyes. In the old days, when we went on vacation, we left our phones and laptops at home. Now things are different. We are so engrossed in the virtual world that we end up ignoring the real world around us.
6. We’re constantly distracted
Relationships now don’t last that long. People don’t have the patience but they certainly do have the time to ‘cyber stock’ you. To make matters worse you have the ‘last seen’ functionality on Whatsapp that has been the root cause of many breakup’s these days. Even when we aren’t expecting a text or a phone call or an email, it’s hard to shake the feeling that we are. Now they come with us like another member of the family. It’s hard to fully relax with that feeling.
7. Pressure to be camera ready 24/7
Thanks to the selfie phenomenon people are obsessed about clicking a gazillion pictures a day. And now you need to be picture ready all the time. It’s like living in a big realty television show!