Technology is good, but people are better. Technology is good, but not good enough. Technology is the base, but we make it happen!
You might have seen those words written before in articles, published in newspapers and magazines, or even spoken by well-known people, and today I will share with you why I think they’re very true!
Millions of people nowadays depend on technology in many different ways; they connect with friends and family, they share moments and memories, they read about news and events, and many many more than we can ever imagine, and they think and believe that all this won’t be happening without the use of technology.
The question here: how and why we need to look at it from a different angle?
Technology helps in solving problems, but that’s only a temporary solution. You may want to apologize to a friend for an action you did, and you don’t want to speak to that person about that in a normal face-to-face conversation, so you’d typically prefer to send them a message on Facebook. In this message, you’d tell them how sorry you’re, but let’s take a moment to evaluate.. Do you think your friend is happy now? Do you think this solves the problem? .. I think it doesn’t.. it merely covers it up with a quick fix, but actually it’s still there somewhere and will come out right in your face someday. A problem should only be fixed – no matter how big or small – when you decide to meet with that person and talk it thru and try harder to reach a wayout. This way and only this way will help you fix all your problems.
Through technology you can share memories and moments with family and friends, but you can never control who will see it. Let’s capture this moment; on popular networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, you may want to share a picture or a moment with a group of friends. You decided to upload that photo or video on the site, but you have no idea that this picture could be easily made visible to hundreds and even millions of other people without even your knowledge..!
it’s funny really when you see people sharing personal photos and videos online. They’re simply exposing themselves and their beloved ones to potential harm. They think that at some point in time they can just go ahead and remove it when they decide to do so. In fact that’s not true, what goes online, stays online! when you delete it, it is only deleted from your page and not from others as someone could have possibly copied it into theirs!
Alright, so what we can do here?!
There are a number of ways where we can develop to reach same or even better results without fully depending on technology. We can meet more often to connect and still keep connected. We can make and reserve more time for those who we love the most. We can share, live, and re-live moments and memories with those who we care about. We can make a lot of difference by keeping people always FIRST and using technology as an option when there are no other ways.
I have a friend of mine living in Dubai which later we became very close friends as “brothers” who was getting married in a few weeks time. One day, he called me and said “brother, I need your help”. I was little surprised as I had many things to worry about at that time and I didn’t expect that coming, but I answered “yes brother, tell me, what’s happening” so, he went on and explained that he needs my opinion for his marriage. At first, I was thinking maybe we could have a Skype conversation, but then I realised its his “big day” and I should be there for him, and that’s exactly what I did. I canceled a couple of things I was going to work on in the weekend and immediately arranged for the flight and was there in Dubai the weekend after our call that day. He was surprised to see me! He thought I wasn’t going to make it. And since that day, we became very close friends as brothers indeed..
What am asking you here is simple. Be brave enough; when you’re in trouble, go meet and find a way out and don’t think technology will do it for you. If you want to share memories and moments with your friends and family, then don’t wait and go live and re-live the moment. If you want to be connected and always be remembered, then make-up the time and don’t say “am busy!” because we all are!!