Question: With all the modern technology, are we truly better off?
Answer: No, we have become a society of social networks and emails and text but have lost the art of personal relationships
Take time to enjoy, turn off the Smartphone’s and emails and learn to live life
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
– George Bernard Shaw
Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.
Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
-R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983)
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
-Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988)
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
-Frank Moore Colby
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.
-Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
-Tom Lehrer (1928 – )
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
-William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
-Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 14
No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.
-Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928 – )
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
-Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
-Oprah Winfrey (1954 – )
Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.
-Satchel Paige (1906 – 1982)
Good advice, all of it. We are all to often in a rush and fail to enjoy the life that is around us. We schedule each and every event, yet fail to schedule living. We are a dead people, with full planners with all our free time penciled in. Is that truly free time?
Has the invention of the smartphone, email, internet chat and other social networking technology truly freed up our time, given up more time to be with family and friends. Sure we may leave work earlier than before, but is it any better than being at work until 10pm or on our smartphones during the little league game we came to see. Are we truly with others if our email is taking all our attention at night. And truly, is anything that important?