>> 📱Food For Thought: A Lot Of Apps And New Technology May Be Presented To You, But Is It Actually Making Your Life Better?

Hello dear readers! Today I want to share some of my thoughts with you. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago, when there was a new tech invention, without any hesitation we started using it and included it in our daily lives. It is new, it is an innovation, it must be good right? Without questioning we integrated it because everyone and their dog was doing it too. We get older more/countless new things are coming our way. Now I don't know about you but I think for myself. I hope you do too! :) I stopped succumbing to peer pressure when I was around 13 or 14 years old. The concept that you have to wear what everyone is wearing, you have to listen to the music everyone else is listening to. To share most commonly accepted opinions. To not stick out - because it is easier. And at that age range it was. With cell phones taking over it started with calls and messages (SMS we call them in Germany), later it continued with e-mail and data. As I previously wrote on my blog I avoid watching/listening to the news because my life is just better without it. (Try doing that in Germany where you get them EVERY HOUR on EVERY radio station) If it is relevant to me, the information will reach me. I do not need the doom, panic and uncertainty enhancing news coverage that is mostly clickbait to gather more views and trying to put all the negativity of the world into my brain and the weight of the world on my shoulders. I am just unavailable for that. I try to fill my brain with helpful information, I like to read books or listen to the audiobook version of interesting topics that can help me evolve, learn, get better and make the most of my life. During the US election and the beginning stages of the pandemic, I would still get news and e-mail alerts. Bringing the chaos into my home 24/7. Who needs that? I took a hard look at it and asked myself: How does this 'innovation' improve my life, well being and mental health. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying live under a rock. To catch up once in a while with a reputable news source is enough. I disconnect digitally as much as I can. In fact, I recently bought a sealed Blackberry Classic with a REAL KEYBOARD before they stop selling them forever. I have always been a big fan of the Blackberry physical keyboard. This phone is so beautiful - I love it. :) I am not one for the gentle tap on a fragile touch screen where the buttons are so small and close to each other you get 5 typos in 1 text. I like pushing actual buttons. I have installed WhatsApp and can get messages through it and even international calls/video calls. No Instagram. No Twitter. My main personal e-mail is connected to it so I get only things I am interested in and have signed up for. The point of this article is to say, should we blindly include any new app or technology into our lives just because it is new and everyone is using it? Why not take the time to ask yourself is this thing actually making MY LIFE BETTER? Or is it really just a meaningless distraction that keeps you away from working on and achieving your real life goals while the app is clouding your mind, collecting your personal data and making other people rich while doing so? Finally, I want to say, we have an amazing brain that is capable of so much if we only use it. That is it for today. Thank you for stopping by.🙋


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