The Evils of Technology

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Imagine yourself waking up to the sounds of summer birds chirping outside your window and the smell of breakfast cooking over a wood fire. You get dressed and travel to see what your family has ready for breakfast. Everyone gathers at the table to enjoy a home cooked meal and discusses the plans for the day. Will you play in the yard with your younger brother or help your father in the garden that will feed your family during the cold harsh winter. No matter what you choose you will be outside while your mother is inside cleaning up the breakfast dishes and canning homemade jams. While you are outside during the day you will see all the wonderful things nature has to offer. When lunch time rolls around you will be permitted to come inside for a glass of sweet tea and a homegrown tomato sandwich, and then it’s back outside until dinner time; in the country work is always needed to be done. As the sun starts to set, you and your younger brother will run through the yard catching fireflies while your parents seat on the front pouch with the rocking chairs facing west so they can enjoy the magnificent sunsets of the countryside. When night falls you would head up to your room and have the warm summer breeze blow through the open window and fall asleep to the crickets chirping. This is a typical day of a child back in the good ol’ days when technology didn’t consume our lives. If you could return to the era where society was not tied to technology would be a freeing experience. Technology has had many negative effects on our society such as loss of communication skills, loss of writing skills, unhealthy addictions, health risks, and a dependency. As a result of technology, society has lost many vital communication skills that past... ... middle of paper ... ...phones." Washington Post - Politics, National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - Washingtonpost.com. 13 Jan. 2010. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. . Henry, Sabrina. "Technology Related Health Issues." WiZiQ Free Online Teaching and E-Learning with Web Conferencing. Summer 2009. Web. 20 Feb. 2011. . Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Childhood Obesity - MayoClinic.com." Mayo Clinic. 9 Oct. 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2011. . Widdifield, Tiffany Ranae. "Does Technology Harm Our People Skills?" Associated Content from Yahoo! - Associatedcontent.com. 3 Dec. 2007. Web. 20 Feb. 2011. .
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