Ways Technology has changed our Lifestyle for the Worse

We live in an era where technology is in everything. From shopping to ordering food to education, technology has brought drastic changes to our lifestyles. It has its pros and cons, so people need to know to use technology wisely, even though that is not what has been happening lately. People are forgetting their values, beliefs and etiquette on the verge of becoming tech-savvy so here are some of those changes.


  1. We record memories than experience

How many of you have actually experienced a special moment than being busy videoing it? The problem is, we have smart phones right in our hands so it has become easier to record anything any time. However, what you may not realize is that you are missing out on a lot. The recordings and pictures in your phones and tabs may erase with time, but your memories will last a lifetime.


  1. No dinner time conversations

Dinner time conversations have become a thing of the past. Yes of course you may sit down with your entire family for dinner but all are busy on their phones chatting, watching videos, listening to music etc. This may largely cause the loss of family values and relationship among members. Think about the last time you talked about your day at the dinner table with your family. Surely, it might be years back.


  1. More the technology, lesser the brain

We have become slaves of technology so much that we cannot even think without a phone. As technology advances and we get everything done through a computer, our thinking power decreases. We become lazy couch potatoes, since now we don’t have to stand up to even change the TV channel. This will drastically cause the future generations to be less intelligent.


  1. The selfies

Technology has such a huge impact that the word ‘selfie’ was added to the dictionary. Nowadays, young as well as adults are building up the trend of taking selfies wherever they go. The craze has come up to the stage where people even lose their lives trying to take a selfie. Is taking a picture important than your life? The mentality of the youth on such things is what we need to focus on.


  1. We communicate differently

Communication has taken a toll with the advancement of technology. Instead of meeting up, we simply give a call or video chat on Skype. Yes of course it’s good to communicate with people away, but does that mean forgetting the ones close? Just imagine you meet up with a bunch of friends for dinner and everyone starts using their phones to check social media updates and emails. What’s the whole point of meeting up? So use technology wisely.


Lifestyle Factors That Affect Social Success

Social success is not something that is talked about often but something that people desperately seek for. Even though we promote individualism humans cannot live alone since they are species who value families and relationships. Social success comes into play prominently after you step into the corporate world. From kindergarten to college, you’ve along through various stages of social success; you’ve sometimes had a lot of friends and sometimes felt completely alone. However, now you need to step up your game since networking is everything in the corporate world. Here are some of the lifestyle factors that affect social success.


  1. Closeness to amenities

Someone who lives right in town has a higher chance of socializing than someone living about an hour away. All hang outs are placed around town so even if your friends get together and call you and you live miles away, you’d probably not want to go. If they were close by, you would definitely be motivated to go.


  1. How safe your neighbourhood is

If you live in the area in town that nobody likes to go to, well then you have a problem. They would obviously be hesitant to visit you and even you might not want them over at your place since it could bring down some extra trouble for you like arranging taxis so that all could go home safely, getting to leave early since walking to the subway late night could be dangerous etc.


  1. Living with parent vs. on your own

It might quite embarrass you in front of your friends and colleagues if you still live with your parents. Well, it’s not something to be ashamed of, however since moving out is somewhat traditional in some cultures; your peers would perceive you differently. Having your own place will let you have your freedom so you could ask your friends to come over whenever you feel like. Your place would be the popular meeting spot.


  1. Having a good place to entertain

If you own a villa at the lake, everyone would love to come over. It’s always easier to have something special when asking your friends to come hang out. You don’t really have to own a villa for that. If you had a giant TV, a foosball table, pool table or even an amazing rooftop, you’d be their favourite person.


  1. Weather

Imagine going for a movie during winter under heavy snowfall? You could feel lazy to put on your boots and jacket just to step out of the house, not mentioning the pile of snow covering your car. Most people skip social events during winter simply for this reason.