We all know we get addicted to alcohol and beverages. We also get addicted to work and cannot help leaving it. Have you ever thought we could be getting addicted to the internet? Is it a growing problem?
Life without internet is impossible these days. It has become an essential commodity of life in many ways.
We can Google and find out stuff easily. We can look up meanings of words and phrases conveniently. We can browse, email and build our own websites. It is a chain of stuff we feel we have to do and sometimes they are mandatory to boost our work and business.
But what happens when you know we cannot depart from it? We are always in front of monitor screens at work and on our cell phones on our commute back home. We hardly pay attention to our significant other or our enthusiastic children who are ready to greet us after a long while.
We can hardly get internet out of our head and after every meal, we will find ourselves on internet either on phone, laptop, tab, or PC. Instead of making long distant calls, we will chat on Skype or Viber via internet because they are free to use. As more digital tools get invented, we can hardly correct our addiction.
Is it something to worry about? Yes, certainly our family, friends, relatives and colleagues’ relationships get at stake. We no longer want to communicate with them or talk to them because internet is giving us so much fun and entertainment. As a result, when we need them in our dark hours or illness, we won’t find them available. We will in fact be the loneliest creatures on this earth. Will internet help us then? Circumstances can only tell.
Therefore, it is wise to be in control and disciplined. Too much of anything is not good and we shouldn’t cross our boundaries.
We shall stay on the internet for some of the time and also laugh and play with our children and family. We should also hang out with friends for real and have loads of fun. We should strike interesting conversations with our colleagues at work. Now that is called life. Life relying on only internet is no life at all. When we realize this, perhaps like alcoholics and workaholics, we can correct ourselves and find back the real mojo of life that we once had.