People find it hard to accept that time changes as the years go by, and we should all adopt into the present time.
Nowadays, we are surrounded by technology, and it is incredible how many things you can do with the help of it. Technology can teach you numerous things, and it also shows you how to use it.
At the same time, it keeps you busy, and sometimes you find yourself busy while scrolling the news feed.
Social isolation happens after you pay attention to every post on the Internet, but seldom in what is happening around you. Why does this happen?
People will always feel the need to be informed and updated with the news and trends of the Internet. But this doesn’t mean that the need to be informed for everything is a reason to stay connected to technology but disconnected to reality.
It is you and your personality, the one that decides if it is better to stay and have a conversation with people around you, or to chat with an online friend.
It is up to you if you want to enjoy a festival, an event, a birthday, a gathering, by being present with your mind and heart, besides your physical appearance, or if you are there to record every moment of it so that you can in one way or another show off to your friends and followers on social media.
It is a different thing if you want to capture a specific thing because you want to keep memories, you want to promote the happening, but that does not have to keep you busy all the time. That is only your choice.
Technology would be the best thing that happened to humanity if it is used well and smart.
Many people would think that technology is causing social isolation and depression.
People do not like to get in touch with strangers. And some of them that constantly want to meet new people find it hard to start a conversation, so in such cases, smartphones are their protection. While being in a public space, or traveling alone, it is a little bit creepy to want to start a conversation with a stranger just because you want to avoid using your phone. The idea to meet someone new or start a discussion out of nowhere with a stranger, usually, comes naturally, you can not just go around in a public space and pick someone to start a conversation with.
The use of technology has helped people in various forms. Social media connects people, and this is the truth. Technology has made many businesses grow and also helped a lot of people to create healthy relationships. It only depends on how you use the Internet, and technology gives back the awards you are aiming for.
Technology does not drag you or anyone else in depression. People do not like to see others having fun, doing plans, achieving their goals, going into different events, especially if for some reason these occasions are not possible for them at the moment, nor for the near future. These thoughts that keep growing inside of our heads are very toxic and can cause anxiety and depression.
Yet, once again, this is all under our control. You can avoid negative thoughts, and accept the life you are living because everyone struggles with unknown problems that we can not know for. So there is no need to wish for the things that other people have, technology and social media can be better managed just by enjoying the features and updates that are served to us. It does not bring you depression, or neither does it push you to a social isolation situation.
Enjoying life does not mean leaving your smartphone or technology offline and behind. You can be online, and for sure, you can fully enjoy life and remain present at the table.
We must accept that life is changing more and more every day, and what is strange here is that we like the modern world that we are living in, but we feel like smartphones, and their usage keeps us distracted and is taking a lot of our time.
When feeling like so, just put your smartphone down, look around and try to imagine a world without smartphones, the Internet, and technology.
What could appear in that imagination?
A world without technology is a world that holds everyone into a giant balloon, without any connection outside, or further. This giant balloon appears grey, but sometimes we can imagine it being more friendly than it is now, more alive, and more colorful.
The real truth is that we have created all of this; it just needs another perspective of looking at it, to give you the right feeling of what is happening in life. Life is still beautiful, like before; in fact, life is more beautiful than it ever was. No technology in the world can socially isolate you if you do not want to. We admit it, technology can be attractive, but you are the one that chooses if you’re going to stay present with other people or to be socially isolated in technology.
Technology is capable of doing both to people, helping connect people, or isolate them.
Technology most likely can affect adolescents, and it can bring to life the problem of social isolation in high school. But at this period, adolescents are known to be very focused on technology rather than going out and hanging out with family members or friends. Technology fascinates them, but at the same time teaches them a lot of exciting stuff. It is up to them what they want to learn, observe, and create in the future.
We are lucky to be living in this period of advanced technology and proving that technology changed the way of living, and has made it way more comfortable.
Once again, technology and smartphones, or any other smart equipment should not be blamed for the actions that people decide to make when they are being surrounded with other people, or when they make any decision. Technology always has, and I firmly believe, will forever update our way of living, thinking, and being.
What people need in their life is much more positive vibes, and positive vibes bring positive thoughts and energy.
Nothing can take that from you, no technology in the world can consume your energy or time if you do not let it so. Learn to control your time and your life.
Put priorities, and know your ones. Do not blame technology because of your interest in understanding and being informed about what is happening outside.