Technology and the loneliness of the human being
Hello community of Project Hope, I hope you are having a good weekend, I want to talk in this publication about something that came to me from a sentence, very reflexive by the way, and that I want to share before developing my publication, is the following:
"We refuse to turn off our computers, our phones and sit in silence, because in those moments we have to face what we really are. " Jefferson Bethke
Do you find it interesting? It particularly caught my attention and got me thinking about a few things.
It is a reality that technology is an important part of our lives, that it is difficult to find a person who does not have a cell phone, and that it is a necessary tool for their daily organization, just like a computer.
The truth is that many people the first thing they do when they wake up, before they even get out of bed, is check their cell phone or check their social networks as if it was a big deal, will they be more interested in seeing other people's lives on the networks than in taking care of their own? I just wonder.
I am not a regular user of social networks (instagram, facebook, tik tok, etc), if I have one of the first two I named, but I don't really use them. People largely use that to create a false vision of their life, at least that's how it is for me, that's how I see it. Although I recognize that the impact of networks from a social and economic point of view, and as a tool for dissemination is of great magnitude.
However, what I want to highlight from all this is that technology, the easy access to social networks through a cell phone and I can even mention television, to a large extent have produced a distance between human beings, but the biggest impact is that less and less people take their time to be with themselves, as if they were afraid of each other.
Reading a book (even if it is digital) is something that enriches you, makes you think and by doing this you are making contact with yourself, getting to know you, expanding your capacity to think, but I don't think that spending the day watching the photos and videos that are uploaded by acquaintances or strangers will leave you with something truly important and relevant.
Of course, I am referring to most of the junk content that can be seen on the networks, I know that there are those who spend time creating educational videos, with the full intention of being able to share knowledge with others in different areas, besides that there are those who base their businesses on the use of networks and marketing through, is not precisely what I mean, but, I think that today there is so much content that could keep you entertained that you do not often give yourself the time even to know you, and it does not have, as humans that we are a logic, not for me.
For me it is important to be alone at some point in the day, doing nothing apparently, thinking about things related to me, meeting with me.
This is a very personal vision, which you may agree with or not, everything is respectable.
I would like to know your opinion about it, you can leave it in the comments.
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