Technology
Start writing a post

According to dictionary.com, the definition of technology is: the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. 

Technology has taken over our lives one cell phone at a time. Do you ever feel like you want to escape? I can’t remember a time where there weren’t cell phones. I was born into an era where technology has become extreme to where some can’t even leave their own house without a text message saying whether they did so or not.      

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I do. I feel that if I don’t respond to someone within one hour then they will feel that I neglected them for some reason, which is rarely the case. I don’t want to be dependent on something that can break at any second.   I have always memorized individuals’ numbers in case something happens to where I don’t have a phone and must contact someone. Something I learned that was very shocking to me is that, my mom, still to this day does not know my phone number by heart and it has been the same since 4th grade. When I asked her why she replied with, it’s in my phone.  

Let’s go back one more sentence; yes I had a phone in 4th grade. Why, because I was considered a spoiled brat. Looking back I still do not understand why I did have a cell phone, none of my friends did. Not even my older brother who was in 7th grade at the time. Now a days, it is almost unheard of for someone in elementary school to not have a phone.   

How did my parents survive in high school without cell phones? I’ve heard so many stories about how communication was not up to par but yet they still found each other when they needed to. Sometimes I wish we could go back to where we didn’t depend on technology because it’s taking over everything.   

Now when you go to a restaurant, I have the thought: is a robot making my food in the kitchen or is it a human being? Everyone is looking for efficiency now. And that happens to be one of the number one things that people want.

Try and get away, try and go without your phone for a whole day. You would be surprised how much quicker your day goes by without staring at a screen scrolling through the same feed with the same pictures over and over again.     

Did I mention that social media has caused more bullying than ever? I live in a normal town with normal people. And I have heard about suicide because the individual cannot get away. Why did it come to this? When someone is being bullied by others at school, when they come home it’s all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. How can one ever feel safe? They can’t. I didn’t have social media in middle school, I didn’t need it. I witness everyday, some kind of drama from younger kids because they don’t like something another person did. It’s hard to go home after school without notifications from others bullying you. Anyway, my rant is over.   

Thanks for the read today,     

Xoxo.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Sports

The Gift Of Basketball

The NBA playoffs remind me of my basketball journey through time

1040
Syracuse Basketball

I remember that when I was very little, my dad played in an adult basketball league, and I remember cheering him on with everything in me. I also remember going to Tuscola basketball games when the old floor was still there and the bleachers were still wooden. I remember always wanting to play basketball like my dad, and that's just what I did.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Plus Size Appreciation: How I Learned To Love My Body

Because it is okay to not be "skinny."

2553
www.hm.com

In America, we tend to stick up our noses at certain things that aren't the norm. For example, people who are overweight, or the politically correct term “obese." Men and women who are overweight get so much backlash because they are not skinny or "in shape," especially, African-American women, who are typically known for having wider hips and thicker thighs. Robert Darryl, an African-American filmmaker, explains the overall intention of the body mass index in his follow-up sequel, “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments."

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

It's More Than Just A Month

Mental Awareness reminds you that it's always darkest before the dawn.

3786
Wordpress
Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

As the month of May begins, so does Mental Health Awareness Month. Anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, eating disorders, and more affect millions of people in the United States alone every year. Out of those affected, only about one half seek some form of treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.

6283
Dumplin'

For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

Keep Reading... Show less
How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments