I like the wonders of modern technology a lot. I enjoy my cell phone, laptop and digital camera but I also know when to turn them off. I have noticed in my work as a nurse and in my daily life that people can be so rude with their cell phone use. I noticed just today a visitor at the hospital walking by the desk and back and you didn't see this person the whole entire day when she wasn't on the phone and talking loud enough for everyone to hear.I also observed another example at a restaurant where an elderly man was trying to talk to his adult daughter and she wouldn't stop surfing the net on her phone long enough to talk to him and when he did get through to her she would snap at him.I thought to myself what I wouldn't give to be able to talk to my parents again.
I find that when I go out and walk my dogs that I do my best thinking. It is quiet and I have only my thoughts to keep me company . I feel that if sometime you don't allow your mind to be quiet and rest it causes even more stress . I found it kind of sad that during the recent snowstorms that I heard several people on TV say that they enjoyed not having electricity because it forced them to spend time with their families doing activities such as playing outside or playing a board game. Wouldn't we all be a little better off if we spent more time with those we love and less time with gadgets and gizmo's?
What are your thoughts on this?
“Solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition . . .”-Amelia Barr