The Simple Life [Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs]

Your life without a computer: what does it look like?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WITHOUT.

via Daily Prompt: Life After Blogs.

Generally, life without a computer looks amazing.  There are more jobs available for the people because the lack of technology to diminish their opportunities and hinder their skills.  The economy is better.  The divorce rate is lower.  Kids are playing OUTSIDE again.

As much as I love to blog and love that I have an opportunity to reach out to anyone who has a computer, an internet connection and a need to read, I think I would be just as thankful to have a pen in hand, writing on those floppy light sheets that they used to call paper.  Thing is, I write in a physical journal.  I have done it for 21 years now and though I have started before computers were popular and necessary, I still enjoy it just the same after computers have arrived, transformed to laptops, cell phones, smartphones and tablets.

I think generations born after me and especially the recently born, will not know what life is like without internet and computers.  I think they will be lost if ever it were to disappear.  Having ample amounts of access to everything can and will interfere with a person’s natural instinct to survive based on their ability to problem solve without all the answers at the edges of their fingertips. 

Frankly, there are many downsides to having computers be the main focus of our existence because it subtracts are abilities to be independent and can interfere will survival overall when a crisis occurs.  Of course with every negative there is also a positive.  So, I am sure I don’t need to say how computers have improved our lives overall with all the technology that saves lives and keeps us a step ahead in many aspects.  Please don’t take this to mean that I am against the “computer”.  Simply put, there are the ups and downs.  Computers solve a lot of problems for us but they create new problems that probably couldn’t have occurred without their existence.

One thing is for sure, I am confident that I would be just fine without it especially because the first 14 years of my life, I was without and I wish everyday that I could go back.

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