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Technology Isn't Everything

Phones Have Their Place, Just Not In A Face-To-Face Conversation

Technology Isn't Everything

Growing up as a millennial has its perks, but the perks are also its ,downfall.

As a millennial, we get judged for many things, such as being lazy, antisocial, or too absorbed in our technology. Technology has made many advancements, but it is not everything.

So as a millennial, I am speaking my opinion of technology and the overpowering nature it has on our society.

Our society is turning too much towards technology and away from person-to-person interaction. People are encouraged to order from a device instead of calling or even sitting down in a restaurant and interacting with others. Sometimes it's okay to spend an extra twenty minutes at dinner having a conversation with the person you are with. What are you going to miss out on? The new episode of "The Bachelor"? Well, thanks to new technology, you can watch that online. A text from your best friend? Well, that can wait. If it's really that important, they will call you.

It is getting to the point of being ridiculous. Soon, no one will interact with others unless it's on a cell phone, laptop, or social media platform. It's time to focus on personal relationships instead of on how many followers you have. Go out to dinner or for a walk, or even watch a movie, and instead of sitting on your phone the entire time, talk and interact with the person you are with.

Technology has its place, but it also needs its own limits. I find my friend group sitting on our phones instead of interacting with each other. We are all hanging out, but paying attention to other devices. Couldn't I do that by myself? If I am hanging out with my friends, I should be hanging out with my friends, but society teaches me otherwise.

As our society becomes so much more reliant on technology, it is harder to form healthy relationships. As we read texts, comments, or messages, they can easily be interpreted wrongly over the internet. It is also easier to state your opinion over a text which can be detrimental to a relationship. It is much healthier to express your concern in a conversation in order to pick up all the signals and emotions from the other person. Society needs to stop focusing on technology and start stressing the importance of personal relationships. If society can influence individuals so much, let's start influencing them in a more positive way. A way that allows our society to better itself in a way that can be helpful and more healthy to individuals.

So leave your phone at home and take your friends out to dinner.

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