There are worthy points in the column titled “Put away your phone and live your life,” but I am going to have to disagree on a couple of notes. As an avid tweeter and social media user, I see tweeting and Facebooking as being pretty therapeutic.
Don’t get me wrong — I understand all the points regarding how much more simple our lives would be without them. At the same time, this is our generation, and we should be happy that we have this technology in our lives. We should all appreciate what we have in this world and at least say we are luckier than older generations.
We can experience knowledge at the click of a button and contact anyone we need at any time or in any place. This can be extra helpful in emergency situations, and I would never personally exchange that for a life of old letters.
I do agree, nonetheless, that social media should be used safely and with precaution.
Facebook as well as Instagram do hold memories that I will have forever, and that is solely because of the fact that they are up on the Internet and not in a box under my bed that could be lost or forgotten. Technology today is a part of our generation whether we like it or not, so instead of fighting it and looking nostalgically into the past, we should all embrace it and live in the moment.
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