Posts Tagged Realizations
Based on my experience, it seems to me that many people have a very positive view of technology, seeing it as an avenue to less work and more fun. I feel that much of technology today is made with the intention of helping people, and succeeds in many ways, but also has negative side effects or potential future consequences that are easy to overlook or not consider.
The nuclear bomb development “helped” the United States win an arms race but also killed hundreds of thousands of people in Japan and has put very deadly weapons in the hands of unpredictable dictators. Televisions, gaming consoles, and other home entertainment equipment have helped people to not be bored for decades but have also increased obesity and sedentary lifestyles, cut down on appreciation for nature, reduced actual human interaction, and most distressingly planted some very distorted world views in the minds of millions of American youth. Read the rest of this entry »
As I reach the final weeks of my teenage years, I am now beginning to feel the nostalgia of a less worrisome and more carefree time in my life. The less responsibility you have, the easier it is to be happy.
I went through a lot of my younger years not realizing how happy I was because of the lack of worry in my life. Now that I am in college and forced to be more self-sufficient, I find that I procrastinate duties quite frequently and get really stressed worrying about stuff coming up.
However, I still consider my college life to be the end of my years as a kid. I definitely don’t feel like an adult, and I definitely have not taken on full adult responsibilities (whatever that means these days). I feel that my next couple years of my undergraduate studies will be a time to soak in and appreciate the lingering times of carefree fun.
I will do everything as I move forward in my life to maintain the essence of my youth in spirit. I hope I never become too blinded by unimportant obligations to remember not to take life too seriously. Live the life you love. Love the life you live. Deuces.