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Here Are Evidences That Technology May Be Ruining Your Life

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Can life get any better than this? Look, there you are on your most comfortable position, indulging on chocolate-coated almonds while reading this article with your trend-setting smartphone. What more can you ask for? Then, a few hours from now, Iâm sure that youâll be sitting in front of your ginormous LED TV to watch a marathon of your favorite soap. And just before heading to bed to rest your weary eyes, you first are going to check all the happenings, interesting or just routine, that had come about through social media till you realize the next day that you fell asleep before hitting the Like button. What a productive day that was, donât you think?


It seems that you've taken advantage of technology too much to the point that it in actuality is the one that has already taken advantage of you. Try to keep this habit, and youâll definitely be reduced to ashes. Okay, I think Iâm being too extreme here, but you get my point. Too much technology in your life is harmful. If you still aren't convinced, take a look at the items below to see how it can ruin your life.


1. Too much commotion. Interaction is certainly a good thing, but when it reaches to an unimaginable magnitude, it starts to disturb our peace and tear us asunder. Try to limit your virtual life in a few chosen social networks in order to expose yourself only to the right amount of stimuli that wonât make you throw up. Donât stress yourself with unnecessary hullabaloos; just keep it within your limits.


2. Keeping everything online. Everything that we say online remains. Hence, we should always be careful with whatever we associate ourselves and others into. And when we lose our cool and start venting out, it usually never ends well. If thereâs a sensitive matter you have to settle, keep it personal. Donât broadcast it in the open so as not to complicate things.


3. Catalyst for miscommunication. Words are merely 7 percent of the totality of communication. And when we converse with someone else sans the remaining 93 percent, expect miscommunication to ensue. And whatâs worse is that if thereâs already tension, itâs more likely to grow to epic proportions.


4. Issues of the heart. It is but seldom normal that what we think and what we feel aren't congruent to each other. Our brain says yes, but our heart says no. The message they convey often gets misconstrued; therefore, matters of the heart should have no business online. Keep it personal.


5. Getting too involved. Immersing ourselves in the company of our handheld devices has become an addiction nowadays. Just go in a public place, and youâll see people fiddling with their phones nonstop. They fail to acknowledge their surroundings just because theyâre too engrossed with their online activities. When youâre in the company of real people, do your very best in disconnecting from your virtual life even just for a while.


6. Paying less attention. This is just downright unpardonable. There are those who take huge risks keeping themselves distracted while doing something requiring their much needed concentration. One example would have to be during driving, and distracted driving is one major cause of vehicular accidents across the globe. If you donât value your life that much, then donât implicate others with your lack of responsibility.


So, with all these, Iâm definitely sure you know what to do. Practice moderation, and everything will turn out just fine.











Here Are Evidences That Technology May Be Ruining Your Life - Image 1

Can life get any better than this? Look, there you are on your most comfortable position, indulging on chocolate-coated almonds while reading this article with your trend-setting smartphone. What more can you ask for? Then, a few hours from now, Iâm sure that youâll be sitting in front of your ginormous LED TV to watch a marathon of your favorite soap. And just before heading to bed to rest your weary eyes, you first are going to check all the happenings, interesting or just routine, that had come about through social media till you realize the next day that you fell asleep before hitting the Like button. What a productive day that was, donât you think?

It seems that you've taken advantage of technology too much to the point that it in actuality is the one that has already taken advantage of you. Try to keep this habit, and youâll definitely be reduced to ashes. Okay, I think Iâm being too extreme here, but you get my point. Too much technology in your life is harmful. If you still aren't convinced, take a look at the items below to see how it can ruin your life.

1. Too much commotion. Interaction is certainly a good thing, but when it reaches to an unimaginable magnitude, it starts to disturb our peace and tear us asunder. Try to limit your virtual life in a few chosen social networks in order to expose yourself only to the right amount of stimuli that wonât make you throw up. Donât stress yourself with unnecessary hullabaloos; just keep it within your limits.

2. Keeping everything online. Everything that we say online remains. Hence, we should always be careful with whatever we associate ourselves and others into. And when we lose our cool and start venting out, it usually never ends well. If thereâs a sensitive matter you have to settle, keep it personal. Donât broadcast it in the open so as not to complicate things.

3. Catalyst for miscommunication. Words are merely 7 percent of the totality of communication. And when we converse with someone else sans the remaining 93 percent, expect miscommunication to ensue. And whatâs worse is that if thereâs already tension, itâs more likely to grow to epic proportions.

4. Issues of the heart. It is but seldom normal that what we think and what we feel aren't congruent to each other. Our brain says yes, but our heart says no. The message they convey often gets misconstrued; therefore, matters of the heart should have no business online. Keep it personal.

5. Getting too involved. Immersing ourselves in the company of our handheld devices has become an addiction nowadays. Just go in a public place, and youâll see people fiddling with their phones nonstop. They fail to acknowledge their surroundings just because theyâre too engrossed with their online activities. When youâre in the company of real people, do your very best in disconnecting from your virtual life even just for a while.

6. Paying less attention. This is just downright unpardonable. There are those who take huge risks keeping themselves distracted while doing something requiring their much needed concentration. One example would have to be during driving, and distracted driving is one major cause of vehicular accidents across the globe. If you donât value your life that much, then donât implicate others with your lack of responsibility.

So, with all these, Iâm definitely sure you know what to do. Practice moderation, and everything will turn out just fine.

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  1. 31 March 14
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    How technology has changed our lives

    Let’s be honest here. Do we actually realize how things have changed with the way we connect with people? Now the definition (or the meaning as we perceive) of the following words have changed a LOT:

    Connect, Follow, Friend, Like

    You get the point, don’t you?

    Social is no more necessarily face to face on a Cafe and having a chat with your friend over a cup of coffee. It could be you sitting in front of your computer and your friend sitting in front of his/her computer and you two talking via a software (say, Skype).

    You “almost” get the same feel as if you’d be sitting in a Cafe with your friend – but there’s something missing for sure.

    Here we should actually embrace the positive things embrace the positive things with the technological advancement. If there is no (technological) facility to talk to a friend who is in another country, we’d never be able to talk to people who are away.

    At the same time, think of this scenario:

    You are at a dinner table with 5 friends and instead of having a nice conversation face to face, everyone of you are holding your Smartphones checking emails and social profile updates.

    It doesn’t matter if you use your Smartphone or a Laptop or even the Google Glass (which most people think will be “social friendly” or less distracting) – you are still ignoring your friends/family who are sitting in front of you.

    I’m sure this effect cancels out the former positive thing.

    We used to go shopping, I mean REAL shopping and purchase stuff from real stores. That’s refreshing. That makes us walk a lot, breathe some fresh air, give our eyes and brain some new colors and stuff to watch and so on.

    While shopping for our needs, we also used to do good to our whole body.

    Now how most of us shop? We have enormously reduced, if not totally eliminated, shopping outdoors except for things that we can’t get online.

    Just as we “talk” to our friends and socialize in front of the computer, we shop in front of the computer too. Or for some, it could be a Smartphone or a Tablet or a Phablet (it could be various names, but my point is the same).

    Not just shopping, but with listening to music, playing games, watching movies, reading books – everything is done either in front of a computer or by holding some device or a gadget in our hands.

    And think about bloggers or online entrepreneurs who spend a major portion of their time in front of a computer.

    This surely does take a toll on our health and we end up with poor eating habits, obesity, back pain, vision problems and even some sorts of unexplained illness.

    I’m not scaring you here. And I’m not trying to make you a person of the 60′s or 70′s either. I know that’s not possible coz I’m not willing to drop my gadgets or stop using the benefits of technological advancements, in the first place.

    However, what we all can do is put things in control – our control.

    Instead of letting the gadget or a technological sophistication to control us, we must use them for our business, or comfort.

    The technological discoveries, advancements, gadgets etc. are to make our lives easier. They’re here to help us. They’re here to serve us, to be more precise and not the other way round.

    So we should USE them and not be addicted to them and let them use us.

    That’s the point I’m trying to convey here. Agree or disagree?

    Let me know in the comments about what you think on technological advancements and how technology has changed our lives in a bad way.

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