In today’s day and age, we live in a world dominated by technology, with electronics and gadgets now playing a vital role in our everyday life. However, before the advent of these life-changing devices, people were significantly more self-reliant, much unlike the craze we see behind most electronics today.
While these advancements in technology have massively improved our quality of life in many different aspects, relying on gadgets has both positives and negatives. It is true that without appliances like mobile phones or laptops, the transfer of information is much more cumbersome and communication, in general, involves a lot of more effort. They have also vastly improved the efficiency of operations in several different professional fields.
However, at the same time, they have completely changed what our everyday life looks like. Face-to-face conversations have become much less frequent, and video games have become much more popular than physical games, with people sitting in front of a screen, gaming for long hours. Sitting for long hours in front of a screen is obviously not healthy and can cause issues related to eyesight and posture. In extreme cases, a sedentary lifestyle can even lead to obesity due to lack of exercise.
Extensive use of technology also has a detrimental effect on modern youth, with the attention span of teenagers and children being drastically lower than they were before. Adults are just as guilty, using gadgets to actively participate in social media to relieve stress after they return home tired from a long day at work instead of spending time with their family members.
With both the young and the old being hooked onto these devices in some way, shape, or form, it is high time we try to dial it back a bit by spending at least one day without gadgets. While these devices have become essential, taking some time off might help us put things in perspective by helping us realize how dependent we are on them. If you take some time to read a physical book, you’re way more likely to commit it to memory than with a screen. Taking a break will also free up a lot of time that you can instead use to spend with the family. We can make up for the lost time by having face-to-face conversations and living in the moment by expressing genuine emotions instead of hiding behind the facade of emojis and stickers. So, let us all try to take this up as a challenge in an attempt to remember that there’s no gadget better than the human brain!