I thought it was crazy the other day when my mother said that I was addicted to the internet and different kinds of modern technology.
I thought that was non-sense. But then she challenged me and asked me if I could go a week without using the internet or modern technology like my smartphone. I thought about it and I realized that my mother was right, I was completely addicted to the internet and modern day technology. For starters, going without the internet was insane to me. There was a time when I knew nothing about the internet because it wasn’t available to civilians. It eventually grew into a major thing that everybody was connected to with social media and the like. I can’t even imagine going a day without checking my social media. As far as modern technology, I’m totally hooked to devices that connect to the wi-fi. I use my smart thermostat all of the time to adjust the temperature control settings with my HVAC system. I can’t even tell you the last time I actually went to adjust the thermostat physically without using my phone to do it. I usually just pick up my phone, get on the smart app and adjust the temperature control settings as needed. It’s such a habit that I don’t even think about it when I do this. This goes for most things in my life, I’m just entirely hooked on all technology and I feel like most people are these days. Even my mother uses the internet for online shopping and things like that, but she doesn’t use it nearly as much as I do.