[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]Technology is changing the way we socialise. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone and this device changed the way we interact forever. It is reported that when the late Steve Jobs set his team to work, he wanted a great phone. One so good, you would leave your keys before you leave your phone.
It is now commonplace to see a phone glued to someone’s hand in every public gathering. The downside of that is, we have lost the beauty of human interaction. Walking up to a stranger and asking for directions is now something strange. There is a new relationship between us and our phones. Face-to-face conversations with people we don’t know is diminishing and becoming stressful.
Situations that require us to step out of our comfort zone is also becoming more difficult. Our hearts are also becoming weaker and we don’t like to be pushed. There’s an app for everything and so there is less reliance on people. We all just want to do what is comfortable. “I know who I am, don’t push me,” or “I can’t be bothered!”
With a reduction of the stress of face-to-face interaction, everything is becoming harder as our hearts get weaker. Doing it my way is preferred because; who volunteers for stress? Naturally, my way is the comfortable way. This “comfortable way” is also breeding weak-minded people who run away from stress into their safe zone.
Remaining within the safe and visible spectrum of light, we would not have discovered important things like the microwave, X-rays and infrared light. The light bulb is now commonplace because Edison took what could be 1,000 failures, as 1,000 steps towards that important invention. Think about it, if inventing the light bulb was easy he wouldn’t be famous today, right?
Nobody ever became famous by playing it safe. The safe way brings momentary comfort but often leads to seclusion and depression because human beings need to interact with each other. We find true excitement and happiness when we step out of the safe zone although it may seem challenging. Isn’t playing it safe the definition of boredom? Conversely, isn’t happiness found when we push past the safe zone and take a chance?
Let’s leave the safe zone and take a chance on happiness![/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]