Pros and cons of technology

Who doesn’t love technology, right? Think of all the gadgets that have facilitated our lives. Fridges, washing machines, stoves, phones, laptops, cameras, etc have become necessities in our lives. Can you imagine what our lives would be like if we didn’t have them?

If you’re reading this post, chances are you have a phone and/or laptop and internet connection. How much has the internet facilitated your life? Any information you seek is at the tip of your fingers. You can start a business from your phone or laptop in the comfort of your own home! This is fascinating.

However, technology is a double edged sword.

With all the bliss that technology provides us, there are some downsides to it. So what are the pros and cons of technology?

Pros.

  • Improves efficiency for business and housework and schoolwork. Kitchen appliances make cooking and cleaning faster and less tiresome.
  • More job opportunities. So many people are selling things online, making money off blogs and websites, etc.
  • Saves time. You can send an email or text and get a response almost immediately. You can get news headlines in a matter of seconds after they happen.
  • Faster communication. You can talk to friends and family on the other side of the world as if they are right in front of you.
  • Reduces cybercrime risks. With malware protection, you can protect all your data and passwords.

Cons.

  • Extreme dependability. When you get used to using the calculator, you get bad at maths. When you get used to Google search, you get impatient to go through a book to look for information. There are literally apps that allow to to read a book in 15 minutes, by giving you the key points, but the real experience and benefit is from reading the whole book (in my opinion).
  • Expensive. Camera equipment is expensive. Kitchen appliances are expensive. Laptops and phones cost money too. Not everyone can afford top notch technology. In fact, a lot of people can’t.
  • Effect on the environment. Technological devices need factories to build them, and these factories emit substances harmful to the environment. Not to mention when a device is tossed in the trash, where does it go? How does it affect the environment?
  • Communication is not necessarily better. Communication is not just words. It is body language, facial expressions, and the general aura of a person. I admit being isolated at home with my phone has given me a bit of an unexpressive face. When you get used to writing 😂 with a poker face, where do you go from there?
  • Desensitization. When you are always plugged into the news or video games or movies, seeing violence and tragedy, it affects your empathy. You become desensitized to human suffering.
  • Distraction. It is very distracting having your phone at your fingertips, always on the loop. So many apps and games, and don’t get me started on social media. If I allow myself to go through my instagram or facebook feed, I go into a rabbit hole for hours on end, oblivious to my surroundings.
  • Increased hacking. I know, I just contradicted myself. With your phone connected to Google and all the apps you download granted permission to go into your call log and photos, you are risking having your data hacked and your personal information exposed.

Most likely because technology is constantly evolving, and in doing so it consumes us more and more. … Every new advancement intrigues us just a little bit more, which can be seen as good or bad depending on the way you look at it.

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Pros and cons of wearing your heart on your sleeve

To defer to a classic idiom: It’s a day to wear our heart on our sleeve. We use the phrase casually, to mean exposing our true emotions, making ourselves vulnerable and letting it all hang out. We all want others to see us happy, partly because society is unacceptive of mood swings, associates them with craziness, and partly because we want to spite our enemies. But we aren’t happy all the time, are we? Some people have a negative mindset and find the problem in every solution, and some have a positive mindset and find a solution to every problem. That’s not what this post is about. This post is about vulnerability and expressing emotions. Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Or are you more gaurded and secretive?

Contrary to popular belief, wearing your heart on your sleeve is actually a good thing. Many think wearing your heart on your sleeve is dangerous, risky and most importantly, the easiest way to put your most vital organ in jeopardy of getting severely injured. That is true, if you open up to the wrong people. Some people can fool you. They can appear to be kind and benign and so friendly. Some people have that magnetism where theyare really good listeners and they know how to get you to open up. Then once they get to know you, out of curiosity for the mystery that is you, they either leave you hanging or sell your secrets, or they just ghost you. You served their purpose. They were curious about you and then you gave them what they needed and they move on to their next victim. Some people will only talk to you when they’re bored, to try to find out what’s going on in your life. Some people only talk to you when they are feeling down, try to find out your problems and the drama going on in your life so that they feel better about their own lives. I’ve dealt with all kinds of people, enough to want to isolate myself and never open up again, so I open up on the blog instead. Ironic.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve shows courage. Anyone who says that wearing your heart on your sleeve is a sign of weakness is likely to be someone who has a fear of expressing their emotions — even to those they hold near and dear. The thing is, many people don’t know why they do the things they do. They live on autopilot, unaware of the damage they leave in their wake. I’m too aware, of the damage I do and the damage done to me, it gets too much sometimes. Which is why I decided not to open up as much anymore. It’s not working though. Basically I’m avoiding the people I don’t want to open up to entirely. I feel unable to hold a basic how are you conversation while keeping it light. I can’t tell a story without going into too much detail. As a result, I either bore the listening ear or reveal too much or say the wrong thing.

You wear your heart on your sleeve, which means your emotions come deeply and quickly, leading to possible last-minute decisions based on your feelings. You allow your heart to guide you through life, which means you don’t think much about your choices – you just allow life to happen and respond to it. That’s pretty much the root of all my problems. Feeling everything so deeply is both a blessing and a curse. It helps me process my feelings and work on self improvement, but it exhausts me both physically and mentally. Hopefully it makes me more emotionally intelligent.

In order to hide my true feelings from the certain people I don’t want to open up to, without ghosting them, I will try these tactics I found on Google :

1. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth. ‘This is an exercise used by audiologists and speech pathologists to relax, and it’s also a yoga exercise used to center and calm. ”
2. Watch where you’re leaning.
3. Relax your mouth.

Sounds like mumbo jumbo but I have nothing to lose, right?