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Why I Think Technology is Controlling Our Lives

Since time immemorial technology has always been man’s helping hand in their everyday lives. From the stone tools used by primitive people to the most sophisticated device we have now, technology all brought them to us to make our lives much easier and so we will be able to do more with the limited daily time we have. It has given so many benefits and that we should really be thankful that it has graced our lives. But our dependency on technology and its results and products have also been growing bigger and bigger with every passing day. Has technology taken over our lives? Has technology been controlling our lives all along?


I think it is. We have grown so much dependence on technology and its products that we have adjusted so much of our daily routines or traditions just so we can accommodate the use of technology. Take for instance, mobile phones and computers, many would rather spend their time in front of their computers working, playing games, or connecting with friends or chat all day long with their people or family members using their cell phones instead of just meeting or visiting them personally.
Many would reason out that these would be the easiest way but is this the quality way? We’d wake up early or sleep late just to tend to the games we play or friends we chat but what about quality bonding time with our family? Games are good once in a while but when was the last time you have played a real game outdoors where your whole body would be exercised and not just your eyes and your fingers? When was the last time you spent time on making crafts and honing your creativity on real hobbies?


I have nothing against technology as it has also helped me in ways more than one but we must remember to keep it balanced and veer away from too much dependency. We need to know that quality is not met by speed or quantity of production. Sometimes doing things in a more traditional way would yield better results and even hone our skills and make us even better. We should not let technology control us instead we should use it wisely.