I have been experiencing a horrible case of malaise since returning from Australia. I’ve never truly been anywhere really
warm hot in February so naturally one would think it’s because I had a slice of summer and then returned to frosty Canada and THAT would be the cause of my gloomy mood.
It’s more than that.
I realized when I was away, I had a technology fast. I did have Facebook and email and my digital camera, but I was not immersed in technology all day. Technology accounted for about an hour a day.
The problem with so much technology is that it can take over your life. Technology is starting to take over my life.
My technology use is different than the average user. I actually don’t use much technology, but instead I fix broken technology. Much of my day is dealing with:
a) broken technology
b) broken people trying to use technology
c) broken technology + broken people using technology.
It’s a recipe for exhaustion. Mentally and spiritually. One of the problems with technology is the human factor. Humans who use technology become people who exhibit human characteristics like anger, frustration, impatience and self sabotage when trying to get help. Broken + broken = more broken.
I fear my sanity is on its way towards my own private broken.
While technology is supposed to bring people together, it’s driving me more and more into seclusion. I am turning into an angry, short-tempered, intolerant person who spends their leisure time surfing (yeah I know, irony) a website called Cabin Porn.
It’s time to change. But how to do it is not something one can Google to find the answer. What I need is time to reflect and patience to find the answer, something that technology cannot provide. I have to figure it out on my own.