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Monday, February 12, 2018

Technology



My dad was telling me about a story he heard
On the radio
About how it was saying that things like teen using drugs and alcohol had gone down
I smile and nod
I know this of course as I've heard it before
I think
I add that smoking has gone down a lot as well
He nods
Then he continues and asks me why I think this
I think
And I don't really come up with anything except for just knowledge
All of the campaigns

I tell him so and he admits yes this is some of it
He asks me if I want to know the real reason
I nod and say yes of course
He says technology
Because teens would rather use their phones
Then be social
And be in situations that would lead them to do stuff like alcohol

My first thought is how in the world did they turn this into a negative thing
Then I think
Yeah that's probably true
I know for me in particular
I'm always on my phone
I have social media
I have a blog even
I'm true to the stereotype of millennials and gen zs (I'm not a millennial just btw) loving technology

Technologies nothing bad
It's anything from
The definition
Is "The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry"
Contrary to popular knowledge
No, it's not just electronics
A pencil is also technology
Just not recent technology

In history recently
We were learning vocab and technology was one of them
I think the definition there
Was "something to improve the world"
Or something along those lines
And one of my classmates
Spoke up and said no that's not true
Technology isn't good

I'm a know it all so I tell him how
First things like phones and computers aren't bad
They can have a negative impact but so can literally everything else
Second technology means literally
Like any new advancement

Use your phone
Use your computer
There amazing things
They let us talk to people from across the world (shout out to all of my internet friends!)
They let us share our thoughts
They let us look up information and facts
We never thought possible

But also be social
Hang out with friends
Talk to people
Read books
Play outside
Take a walk in the park

This year I'm going to try to do that
I'm going to try to actually enjoy things
Without feeling the need to take a picture of it
To choose friends over tv (most of the time at least)
Which is sometimes I admit I don't do
I find myself when I'm with a friend
Thinking about how just watching tv or using my computer
Would be so much better
But that's kind of sad

Happy early Valentine's day! ALSO, I'M GOING TO SEE GRACE VANDERWALL TOMORROW WHAT I KNOW I'M SO EXCITED AHHHHH SHOULD I DO A POST ABOUT IT?????? ALSO I'M HAVING A GIVEAWAY ON MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE AND IT'S MY FIRST ONE AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO ENTER. Comment down below all of your thoughts and what you want to see from me in the future!

7 comments:

  1. I have to sometimes remind myself to get off social media every once in awhile— deleteing apps off of my phone feels rather amazing! It’s also a snow day, so I’m probably just going to be reading and drafting blog posts, which is going to be so nice!

    I wish I could enter your giveaway! But sadly, because of address restrictions (also sending mail to where I live is ridiculously expensive) I can’t to the point that I couldn’t really afford anything for hosting my own giveaway. Still, I’ll try to shout your giveaway out— it may draw some people to enter!!!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Snow days are my fave! Although I've only had one once and it didn't really really snow but you know.

      Aww I'm sorry you can't enter! But yeah I would love if you could give it a shoutout! :)

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  2. This post is so true, it's actually really sad to think that devices, the things that claim to connect us, can sometimes disconnect us more. :/

    Great post!

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    1. I'm happy you like it Gray! Yeah :(

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  3. Such a cute post Nabila, thoughtful and well written. Honestly right now I'm not that interested in social media as I've realised I need to focus on more important things, but for real technology is awesome but too much of something is never good :-) x

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    1. Ahh thanks Rukiya! I'm happy to see you on my blog!

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  4. I love this post Nabila. This post has so much truth to it, and it really makes sad that the devices that were supposed to connect us, break us every day. I have to will myself to pull away from a screen and honestly, I'm glad whenever I find an excuse. Nice post!
    :-)

    A Scribbling Fury

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