Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dark ages or Millennium ? Let your phone decide.
All of a sudden I got this picture of her phone dieing on the way home from work and it taking her two day to find her way home.( Sometime my mind just goes off on it own thought trail.) She went on to tell me how I really need one for emergency. That I didn't want to find my self with out being able to get help. Hello 911 ! I finally made it clear that I only wanted a basic phone. You would of thought I lived in a cave from the look on her face.
This did get me thinking about technology and the world today. Don't get me wrong I love a lot of it, when used in the right way. But we have become a world of lazy people. How many people do you know that can't count back change? I don't even try to read face book post from my daughters friends. I swear they are making up works. And since when is idk or cyl a sentence. Last time I checked it was I don't know and Call you later. This is a real text from a friend of my daughters. " What dats my movie... if i would bn born back thn i would hope to b so lucky.. lol " (What! ) Guess I am just as bad about learning new languages, as I was with old ones.We use to call the TV the idiot box. I think were way passed that. At least back then we know the three R'S( reading, writing , and arithmetic )
Social skills are out the window too. People now a day have forgotten or don't know how to interact with each other face to face . And this new found freedom seems to give people the illusion that it's ok to be mean and hateful. They don't have to look people in the eye or face the harm that their words may cause.
How many times have you gone into a restaurant and seen people sitting at the table playing on their smart phones and not paying attention to each other. My husband and were out one night and watched couple next to us not only play on their phones while waiting for they dinner, but thru the whole meal. They never even said one word to each other. I ended up embarrassing my husband before it was done. As they were leaving ,the gentlemen asked his date if she enjoyed their evening together . I just could hold it in. Come on I know at lest one of you would of giggled too.
We waste so much of our life's playing games or living others peoples thru the net. How many times have we looked up from our laptop, tablet ,or phone to see that half the day is gone. I know I am guilty of that, so why waste the other half of the day with a smart phone. I am not saying very one is a slave to their smart phones. But for me I don't want to take that chance. Just give me my basic phone and I am a happy camper. Wonder if I can get a handle for that cave door.