Technology is a wonderful thing, or is it? Few years back, I was not interested in online shopping, I swore I would never end up like my friends who always ordered online. But, here I am in the liminal stage of being broke by online shopping. Bought three new books and a bag online because I couldn’t sleep. I have become one of those people who shops unwanted things (not books or bags, sometimes I order unwanted things). Guilty as charged.
If it was 2005 and I couldn’t sleep, I would have read a book or listened to music or even watched TV, but now my phone shows me all the things I would love to have, even gives me suggestion on what I should buy.
I can’t tell if I’m in charge of my phone or vise versa. Every time I’m bored or traveling or have a little free time, I end up browsing Facebook, Pinterest or reading online even though I have a book in my bag. I know I should stop if I’m over doing it, but once I see my Facebook friend, whom I have not spoken to in over 10 years, posting pictures of herself in “Paris”, then my crazy self takes control and wants to see every photo of this “friend” and soon I end up liking her pictures even though I don’t like it one bit.
Well, my point being, technology is causing more damage than we know. I miss the good old days when my bank account had good numbers and when there was no online shopping and I didn’t have to see photos of a person I hardly spoke to, pouting in front of Eiffel Tower, when I can’t even afford a trip to the super market.