What a relief! My computer’s working again! When it crashed and I was told that I had probably lost everything on my hard disk, I was devastated. It took a while but thank God it’s back in action again and I haven’t lost much data. This is a reminder to all of us to back up our computers regularly!
My life has become so dependant on my computer, the internet and other technological aspects of modern living that I often long for a much simpler life. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to care about checking emails, or writing reports and articles, or even responding to the cellphone for that matter? We’d probably also be much healthier without constant exposure to radiation and other hazards from computers, mobile phones, microwave ovens, television and various urban devices. My eyesight would probably improve if I spend less time staring at a computer or TV screen and more time gazing at some distant view.
I’ve been trying to simplify my life and get back to basics. Instead of spending hours glued to the computer or the TV – like many modern humans – I try to get out more for long walks and fresh air. Rather than rely on convenience foods or eating out, I take my time to prepare fresh food from scratch. For the past three months, for instance, lunch has been a large, fresh, green salad with home-made dressing. The result? I’ve lost some weight and I’m hardly ever sick these days. I used to get coughs and colds frequently.
When life was simpler and before personal computers became commonplace, people used to actually write letters and send real Christmas cards. When was the last time you wrote or received a hand-written letter or card? Emails and e-cards may be convenient, but don’t you think they’re rather soul-less?
Getting back to basics is good for the body, mind and spirit. Billy, my cat, is sitting behind my computer monitor, swiping at my hands as I type on the keyboard. He wants me to know that he’s lonely and he wants me to play with him. Time for me to turn off this computer, spend some quality time with Billy and then take my dog Ginger out for a nice, long walk.