I Blame Technology!

Blogging 101 Assignment : Make a Daily Prompt Personal

If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.

I’m a 90s baby and although we had some technology we never neglected the outdoors. I’d like to think we spent half of our days outside and the other half inside. I spent a good part of my life without a computer, without a cell phone and without gaming devices. It’s funny how now I cannot imagine living without these items but back in the day I did just fine. I rode my bike, I skipped, I Hula-Hooped, I gardened. I went outside for going outside’s sake. Now I only go outside when it’s absolutely necessary.

I blame technology. My generation would much rather stare at a screen for hours than experience the tranquility of nature. They’ve made treadmills that mock the terrain of the outdoors so we don’t have to go outside. Social Media has taken away the joy of walking next door to speak with the neighbours. Come On! Then we wonder why we have so many cases of illnesses like asthma and obesity.

I’m not saying we should all live in tree houses and hunt for our meals. I’m not saying we should go back to the days of smoke signals and going everywhere by foot. What I’m saying is we should spend some time away from technology. Avoid social media for a day. Climb a tree. Go for a walk. Go to the beach. Plant a tree. Do something where you don’t have to press a button… or tap a screen.


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