What Happened to the Old Ways?
Is It Really Needed
Ok. So I'm a little ticked!
Alright, so I'm just going to get straight to the point. I'm sick and tired of all this stupid technology taking over our lives. I'm going to bring to your attention all the things that have changed for the worse due to technology. I'm not saying do away with all technology, just work on these categories.
Finding a Jod
Wasn't it easier finding a job the old fashioned way? Go into a place of work, ask for an application, fill it out there to show how prepared you are, turn it into the manager him or herself, maybe get a few words in to show how kind and determined you are. Now, you can lay in bed with your pajamas on with bedhead, eating cheetos and apply for a job. That is if you even have a computer. I had to get a computer for this exact reason. That's rediculous! Don't companies want to hire someone that can show some effort?
Kids are getting lazier! Think about it. What does your kid do? When he or she has a research paper, do they bring home books or do they plop down in front of the computer and let a search engine do the work for them? I didn't have a computer growing up so if I had to use the computer I had to get as much done at school as I could. Teachers actually suggest websites instead of books now. Parents, do me a favor, limit your kids computer and game system time to a maximum of an hour each, if not for both. They will most likely get bored and do something constructive and become more active and get their chores done. Oh, and if your kids don't have any chores, I have to be bluntly honest, they will not take on any responsability later on in life.
What happened to reading maps? If I can get through three states by map and anything but interstates, anyone can use a map. Guess what? They make something that does that for you too, called a GPS, but you probably already knew that. What are you going to do if you get lost and your beloved GPS dies or breaks. I'm sorry to tell you, but knowing your left from your right is not knowing your directions.
Where is all the Money?
I like handling cash. Why? Because I know where my money is. You have to have a bank to buy anything or pay any bills now. I know there is a lot more security that way, but who's to say a series of numbers knows what is going on with my money? My fiance just started a job at Wal-mart and got one check before they told him it was mandatory to use one of their prepaid payroll cards. If you haven't noticed, the government is slowly trying to get rid of currency so you will always have someone else in control of your money. How do you like the sound of that? I don't like it one bit.
Can't people find better things to do with their life than play on their stupid phone all the time? Who cares how much memory your phone can hold or how many apps you have! What the heck is the importance of an app and what has it done for your life but waste it? Think about how much time and money these companies spend on trying to make cooler and newer phones. Couldn't they be using that money for a greater cause? Oh, no! Your touch screen iPhone is way too important than that, right! Oh, and one more thing, Stop texting and driving. I'm sorry for these harsh words, but if you are one of those idiots who text and drive, your license should be taken away.
Do you think I'm a Hypochrite?
Well, let me tell you about myself. I had a bank account once and they screwed me over. I had to reopen my account to get renters insurance to get an apartment. I had to get a computer to find a better job and schooling, and I'm getting tired of technology pushing its way into my life. My fiance and I share a phone. It's a no flip, no extra memory chip, no internet, old cingular motorola tracphone with those annoying ringtones. Guess what? It makes a call just as good as yours. The only reason I have text is because my sister is just like you. She had to have unlimited text so she got it for the whole family plan. Even after I got text I still told people I didn't have it so they wouldn't text me because I cannot stand it. I have more books than my parents and they are non-fiction, not that twilight crap. I have a TV to watch movies but I don't have TV channels. Are you wondering what I do with my time? I clean, cook,exercise, write, paint, draw, help restore my fiance's truck, work on my own car, study random history, work on my budget, and much more that has nothing to do with technology.
So now what?
What is the purpose of this article? Well, that is up to you. I'm not saying you should live in the stone age, but you can't honestly tell me that you would not freak out if all of the technology you have was taken away. Are you going to wake up from your robotic trance and smell the roses or even plant some? Honestly, I don't think you will. Hey, at least I tried. Well, have fun with your eyes glued to a screen, I'm going to enjoy the day!