attack-of-the-clonesWant a piece of advice? You should stop reading this right now and catch up with a mate. Don’t call them or face-time them. Go and actually see them.

If you’re still reading this then you obviously didn’t take my advice, don’t worry, I’m not upset with you, to be honest I expected it. Our generation is wired to sit and absorb as much information that technology can throw at us.

That’s a good thing though isn’t it? I have 864 Facebook friends, therefore 864 people know me pretty well and I can name nearly 1000 people with similar interests to me. Technology has allowed me to connect with people I would never have known.

Here’s the thing though, you’ll never know who actually cares.

It’s incredibly ironic that I write this, but social media and technology are the biggest threat to the future of society. Not in a terminator kind of way (although I’m not qualified to rule that out), but the impact that technology is having upon us is highly detrimental.

In a world that prides itself on diversity, more and more people are becoming exactly the same. Think about that for a second.

We’ve all been told that our generation is losing the ability to interact with others. I mean why talk to people when you have the entire world on your phone’s internet browser? But the real issue here is that we’re letting opportunities pass every time we look at our phone or tablet. Reading a book, going on a date or going for a run will open up doors that you currently walk past with your head buried in your phone.

Understand me when I say this, technology isn’t bad but excessive use of it is. Like all vices in life we need to find a happy balance. Think of it like alcohol, there isn’t wrong with using it but becoming dependant on it can have terrible consequences.

As you sit here and read this on your phone, laptop or iPad do yourself a favour. Get up, leave all your technology in your room or office and just go for a walk. You’ll be amazed at how good you feel.

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