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    • #17444
      Kevin Schaefer
      Keymaster

      Hey everyone, hope you’re all having a great week!

      Here’s my latest column, in which I write about having a balance between technology and a lack of it in my life: https://smanewstoday.com/2019/02/26/technology-machines-connected-sometimes-need-break-human-interaction/?amp.

      I know for me, I find myself being so dependent on technology that sometimes I just need a break from it. I love going to water therapy every week, as it’s the one time that I’m not in my chair or strapped to some kind of machine. It’s quite a liberating feeling.

      Do you all feel this way sometimes? Do you have any ways of dealing with it?

    • #17464
      DeAnn R
      Keymaster

      I have to admit I’m a self diagnosed techaholic.  If there’s a gadget out there that could make my life easier I want to try it.  With that being said I totally get where you’re coming from.  I’ve learned that I’ll survive just fine without watching the latest episode of my favorite reality show.  If I don’t respond to a text within minutes the world will still go round.  In the summer I’m much less connected to technology, but still I’d be up a creek if the apocalypse came and the power grid went down.

      • #17475
        Kevin Schaefer
        Keymaster

        Oh I hear ya. I get anxious too when I’m unable to respond to a text or email right away, as I usually do. But it really does help me to have more of a balance.

    • #17481
      Ryan Berhar
      Member

      I think I relate to this, but it extends far beyond just technology for me. This is probably going down somewhat of a rabbit hole, but I think it’s relevant. Basically, I’m tired of the monotony of my life. I’ve lived in the same area of the same city for 23 years, so I’m tired of seeing the same roads, buildings, trees etcetera. To be clear, I love my family  and friends dearly, but I’m tired of seeing and working with the same people every single day. I live a monotonous life. Now does that include technology? Sure. There are times when I wish I could just get lost in the woods somewhere with no technology. Overall, though, the benefits of technology far outweigh the downsides.

      • #17496
        DeAnn R
        Keymaster

        Oh, I can relate Ryan.  Even though I live on my own I live in the same town I was born.  It’s funny, for my last class reunion I was on the list for classmates they couldn’t locate. Obviously they didn’t try very hard. I have the same last name, live in the same town and even have a landline so am listed in the phone book.

        I do think that for those of us feeling stuck in a rut technology can be used to help combat that feeling.  First we can use it as a source of entertainment.  Second we can use technology as a learning resource.  Maybe even to help us change our situation.  Third it can be used as a social tool as with Kevin showing off his robotic arm.

        Even with all of those benefits getting lost in the woods tech free does sound enticing.  As long as it’s in the summertime.

        • #17525
          Ryan Berhar
          Member

          That’s really stupid. And yes, I agree.

        • #17567
          Kevin Schaefer
          Keymaster

          Echoing what Ryan said, that’ messed up about your high school reunion.

    • #17497
      Adnan Hafizovic
      Participant

      DeAnn when you mention how they’ve forgotten you for class reunion,that’s the problem we face, that many people think we do not need to have a social life. Even those who organized the party probably thought that you died.

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