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Why the Internet Benefits Humanity

Updated on June 23, 2017

The Internet Is A Blessing And A Curse

Everyone who has access to the internet uses it daily. It has become a fundamental part of everyday life. It provides us with warmth and friendship, teaches us new skills and allows us to show the world who we are.

On the other hand, though, it can be an outlet for those looking to do harm with the world. Although that is a small percentage, it's still there and is something we all need to be weary of.

Constant Connection

A blessing that has been granted to us via the internet is that we are always connected to the world. Our friends, family and even strangers on the other side of the world are a click away for a point of contact. This sounds horrific but at our core, humans are social creatures. We thrive on attention. Attention that has now been made available by the internet and social media.

When something happens, we have the ability to know about it the minute it happens. Whether a friend gets engaged, a family member gets sick or a protest happens across the pond. We will always have the knowledge at our fingertips.

Instant Verification

We all like to be appreciated. It's a genetic part of who we are. We need people to tell or show us that what we're doing matters, and that they're paying attention. With the internet appreciation also became a resource that was infinitely abundant. No matter where you go, you'll see people offering feedback, criticism(which is often nasty) and tips.

Social media has especially helped this along. Every time you share with family or friends, people are going to see it and engage with you. Hell, sometimes strangers will even comment if you have your profile settings opened up. The internet can be a dangerous place, but most of the time, it's full of gentle feedback and advice, so long as you're in the right areas.

Creative Release

Since the dawn of time people have created stuff. Whether it was different forms of art, literature or language. The internet allows for anyone to share their creations and get feedback about them. Every day you see people posting drawings, music, art pieces, sketches, poems, stories you name it. Social media and the internet act as a creative release for all of us.

When I say all of us, I mean it. Just because you're not actively creating something, you still go online to look for inspiration or help on how to do something. As previously stated, help and feedback are anything if not abundant online. If you need it done, somebody out there can help you.

Tell Me What You Think

Do you think the internet is a burden or a blessing? Do you think you could live happily without it? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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    • Jocelyn Figueroa profile image

      Jocelyn Figueroa 5 months ago from New York, NY

      I think the internet is both a blessing and a burden.

      IMO, it is often not the internet that is "bad" - it's a tool, and a fantastic one at that. The abuse that takes place online is often at the fault of the user. Those who seek to harm or hurt others online often do so because of something happening to them IRL. That's not to say nothing can be done about internet bullies.

      Additionally, I think there is something to be said about being constantly connected. I want to say that eventually, it is unhealthy to NEVER unplug. The internet is very distracting, and that alone can be harmless.

      Awesome read, thanks for sharing!