How Technology is Making Humans Weaker and Life Less Enjoyable

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First Published: 5th of November, 2020 by Patrick Carpen.

Last updated: November 5, 2020 at 19:20 pm

Huh? That’s probably the first thing that came to your mind after reading that headline…unless of course, you are one of the more enlightened ones. After all, technology was meant to make life better.

A college student who had wasted a lot of her time on Facebook and other places on the internet posted: the irony of it all is that the internet was created to save us time! You’ve probably learned by now that life is full of ironies, and it’s true! This is one of them.

Every other day, I walk around the city of Campo Verde, Mato Grosso for 4 to 6 hours….doing my shopping, business etc. I do stop to enjoy a meal or a snack at one of the restaurants here and there. And the keyword here is “enjoy.” And I don’t feel tired. That’s because I’ve been doing 100 pushups every day in addition to walking.

But all around me, there are people on motorcycle and cars. And these people will rather not put themselves in my shoes. They’ve grown so accustomed to their physical and emotionally draining technology. Yes, you read that right. I can get more done on foot than these people can on motor when you consider parking space/time/worries, traffic, accident risk and vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Here’s the killer: when you ask these people why they are getting out of shape they’ll tell you that they can’t find the time to exercise. Huh?

Am I saying that technology is a bad thing? Not at all! What I am saying is that we should use technology to our advantage, not our disadvantage! And that’s just one example. You probably know of many more.

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