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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Progress Is Not Always The Best Thing

Are we not busy enough that we feel it necessary to carry an electronic device where ever we go? We use the excuse that it is a form of communication, necessary for us to keep in contact with others. Whether speaking or texting to others, is having this device with us all the time justifiable. As time goes by, it will be natural for some of us to have these devices that will be more of a necessity than a luxury. Funny, how we can easily convince ourselves how much we need these devices. Technology has become a large part of our lives, it's only when we begin to believe all the marketing hype that surrounds these new products that we need to stop and ask ourselves "How is this device going to affect my life?" Although we can get caught up in the fast lane of progress, we also have the freedom to choose a simplier life. Where spending quiet time is the key to finding out who we are and learning that being unique is a difficult thing to do but rewarding. Today, have the strength to be who you are. Know that you don't have to follow others to be a leader. Sometimes being different is not easy, but you will always know that you've made your decisions based on who you are.

Some things can not be massed produced...
(I don't understand how some people can continuously buy new products. The latest and the more bell and whistles the better. I'm not very tech oriented, so the thought of getting something that is smarter than myself is scary. At this point, when I'm trying to slow my life down and get back to nature, it seems counter productive having a device at my side 24 hours a day. Too much information for someone who doesn't need to know all. Sometimes I miss just talking to people because texting just doesn't cut it.)

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